Before submitting your thesis, you and your supervisor must nominate examiners to read the thesis and conduct the viva voce examination. There are two examiners, one who is external to the University of London and one who is internal to the University of London. The examiners must not have personal or professional connections with you or your supervisor.
Candidates should pay particular attention to the declaration on pages 2-3 of the examination entry form. By signing this declaration and entering the examination, you authorise the College to make your thesis publically available in the College Library and the open-access institutional e-repository, Queen Mary Research Online (QMRO), according to the conditions set out in the declaration. Please refer to the Library’s guidance on publishing e-theses for more details about the inclusion of your thesis in QMRO and the implications of this (for example about how it may affect future publication). You may indicate on the examination entry form that you wish to apply for restriction of access to your thesis.
Your supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies must countersign your examination entry form before forwarding it to the Research Degrees Office. It will then be considered on behalf of the Academic Board by the Research Degrees Programmes and Examinations Board. The board meets monthly to consider paperwork received in the preceding month, according to the schedule in the table below. The Research Degrees Office will contact your supervisor with the Board’s decision after the meeting.
|Paperwork Deadline||RDPEB Meeting|
|8th July 2016||20th July 2016|
|5th August 2016||17th August 2016|
|9th September 2016||21st September 2016|
|7th October 2016||19th October 2016|
|4th November 2016||16th November 2016|
|1st December 2016||14th December 2016|
|6th January 2017||18th January 2017|
|3rd February 2017||15th February 2017|
|3rd March 2017||15th March 2017|
|7th April 2017||19th April 2017|
|5th May 2017||17th May 2017|
|9th June 2017||21st June 2017|
|7th July 2017||19th July 2017|
|4th August 2017||16th August 2017|
|Please note that these dates are subject to change|
If the Board does not approve your examiners, your supervisor will nominate an additional or alternative examiner, depending on the Board’s requirements. Your supervisor should submit the additional/alternative examiner nomination form to the Research Degrees Office as soon as possible.