Thesis in a language other than English (research students)
Research degree candidates within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies may be granted permission to submit theses in a language other than English.
Applications to prepare and submit a thesis in a language other than English must be submitted prior to the acceptance of the candidate. An application must demonstrate a clear academic case for the use of a language other than English (for example where the use of the relevant language is more appropriate in the light of the topic proposed and sources used, is likely to lead to the production of research of a higher intellectual quality, and/or will provide better understanding of the research for its target academic audience).
This opportunity is only available to candidates registered within the School of Languages Cultures and Societies.
The Postgraduate Research Tutor must complete this form for each candidate the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies wishes to recommend to submit a thesis for examination for a research degree in a language other than English. This form should be submitted to Postgraduate Research and Operations together with the recommendation report to accept the PGR for research degree study.
Approval must also be sought from the Graduate Boards Programmes of Study and Audit Group to conduct the transfer review in a language other than English. This must be sought at the admission stage or in all circumstances by no later than six months from the date of commencement of a full-time candidature or 12 months from the date of commencement of a part-time candidature.
The Policy on the submission of a thesis in a language other than English (Word) sets out the criteria to be met for permission to be granted for a candidate to submit their thesis is a different language. It also highlights the need to consider examining arrangements.