What format should my thesis be in?
I have other materials I want to include in my thesis. How do I do that?
I'm considering a thesis incorporating publications. Where can I find advice?
Checklist for submitting your thesis
Before submitting your thesis, you should:
- Talk to your supervisor(s) about your readiness to submit and discuss the RD1 Form.
- Ensure your thesis meets the word count requirements, that you and your supervisor have discussed the issue of third party copyright and that you are ready to orally defend your thesis.
- Plan ahead if there are specific personal deadlines such as a job or funding opportunity, visa issues or a fellowship application you wish to meet. We estimate the average time period from submission of an RD1 to the final outcome of a Pass is at least 9 months and frequently a lot longer.
- Think about your potential examiners, their level of experience with UK-based PhDs, understanding of your field of study, ability to participate in an Oral Examination and reliability in completing and returning all examiner reports post-Oral Examination.
Important to know: Read our FAQ's for Research degree students which includes helpful guidance on submitting your thesis.