Your 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.

HDR Examinations

Welcome to Deakin University's online examination system.

Examination outcomes

Higher degrees by research are awarded on satisfactory completion of supervised but independent research which is described in a thesis.

Creative work examinations

The award of a research degree may be based on a creative work such as a play, a book, a musical piece, a performance of music or dance, a work of art or collection of artworks, etc. The creative work will be judged by appropriate examiners, and a written exegesis must also be submitted for examination.

Advice on writing your thesis

Your thesis is likely to be the largest document you ever write and it is a major challenge for all students. Deakin provides a considerable amount of support and advice to help you with the writing up of your thesis. There is also a wealth of information available from the internet and other avenues of support.

Examination procedures

All students must submit their theses for examination through our online examination system, HDR Examinations. Information, support and guidance is provided through every stage of your examination including what happens after submission.

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