Thesis and examinations

Thesis structure options

A thesis can be structured in a number of ways. The style you choose should be appropriate for your discipline.

Advice on writing your thesis

Deakin provides a considerable amount of support and advice to help you with the writing up of your thesis.

Creative work examinations

Creative work examinations will be judged by appropriate examiners, and a written exegesis must also be submitted for examination.

COVID-19 Thesis Impact Statement

Guidance on explaining the impact of the pandemic on your research and how your research project changed.

Examination procedures

Everything you need to know:

  • >  before submitting
  • >  about your notice of intention to submit
  • >  preparing and submitting your thesis for examination
  • >  what happens after submission
  • >  preparing and lodging your library copies
  • >  what happens after lodgement

Examination outcomes

Outcomes awarded for Doctor of Philosophy, Masters, and Doctor of Psychology degrees.

Forms and guidelines

Forms and guidelines used during the submission of your examination and library copy of your thesis.

HDR Examinations

Deakin University’s online examination system.

Need help with the examination process?

If you need help with the examination process, refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) pages for students, staff and examiners.

Details changed?

If your postal or email address changes during the examination period, please ensure you update your details via StudentConnect.

If you still require assistance:

If you require technical help with HDR Examinations, please phone +61 3 522 72633  (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

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