Student Progress

PGR Examination


The examination process is one of the final stages in the postgraduate research student lifecycle.

Examination Overview

The table below provides an overview of each stage of the process and a typical timeline for each activity. Further detail on each stage can be found following the links in the table, and more information can be found in Handbook for Examiners of Research Degrees by Theses

For further information on PhD Assessment Regulations, please refer to the ‌

For further information on MPhil Assessment Regulations, please refer to the Master of Philosophy Degree Assessment Regulations 


If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your examination, you can follow the Academic Queries and Appeals procedure, but only once you have received formal notification of the outcome of your examination.