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If you are not a current trial participant then you will need to submit your thesis for examination using the ‘hard copy’ method as the trial is now full.
Guidelines on the preparation and submission of both your examination and library copies can be found on the Examination procedures page. Doctor of Psychology students please see your course information manual for additional requirements.
You are responsible for printing the thesis. If you were a scholarship holder for whom thesis printing costs were part of the terms and conditions, you may be able to claim this back from the University (contact the Scholarships officer). Doctor of Psychology students can have their thesis preparation costs reimbursed by the School of Psychology (contact Joanne Buchanan for further information).
No. The requirements for formatting your thesis are the same for both electronic and hard copy submissions which can be found on the Examination procedures page.
Yes. A signed declaration page must be submitted in every thesis.
The candidate declaration page must be signed electronically or printed and signed then scanned into electronic format.
This must be inserted as the third page of your thesis using the insert pages option under the document tab. If your version of Adobe does not support this option, insert the page into your thesis as a word document then convert it to pdf.
If you have additional materials in the form of a DVD, CD, portfolio etc that you wish to submit with your thesis, this should be submitted directly to the Examinations Officer. It will be treated as an appendix to your thesis and considered for assessment in the same way as the old fashioned hard copy method.
Doctor of Psychology students are required to prepare two copies of the professional research component in addition to three copies of the major investigative project. They should be prepared following the relevant guidelines, printed and bound then submit all copies to the Administrative Officer, School of Psychology.
Doctor of Psychology students can have their thesis preparation costs reimbursed by the School of Psychology (contact Joanne Buchanan for further information).
The average examination takes between 4 and 5 months (from the time you submit the examination copy of the thesis until you are advised about the final outcome). Please be aware that your examination may take longer than this. While the University does its best to minimize the length of examinations, the process is not entirely within our control.
Not all examiners start the examination at the same time, and not all complete it at the same time.
Reasons for lengthy examinations:
Once the examiners have made their recommendations, these will be sent to your Head of School who will be asked to make a recommendation. The Head should do this in consultation with your principal supervisor. The recommendation is sent to the Thesis Examination Sub-Committee for determination of the final outcome, after which you are notified.