Examiners' joint report forms (postgraduate research)
The appropriate examiners' joint report form should be completed by the examiners at the end of the viva.
Scanned/electronic signatures can be accepted for an all video-streaming viva (this is preferred, but email confirmation form all examiners can be accepted in place of this). All sections of the report must be typed using the template provided below. If the recommendation is that the thesis be referred for resubmission the examiners must also prepare notes for guidance and return these with the final report. The notes for guidance must be typed, headed "notes for guidance" and attached to the final examiners' report form.
Please ensure that you answer all questions clearly and fully and include in your responses specific examples from the thesis.
Once completed, the internal examiner should send the report to the Graduate School within 10 working days of the viva to arrange for review by DoPGRS. The Graduate School will then submit the report to Doctoral College Operations.
Examiners should use the correct form for the degree being examined.
Each examiner needs to complete a preliminary report form before the postgraduate research degree viva. There are separate forms depending on whether it is a first submission or a resubmission.
Examiners' preliminary report form: first submission
Examiners' preliminary report form: resubmission
If you have any problems or queries with the template please contact the thesis examination section email@example.com
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (including Integrated PhD & MSc)
PhD examiners' report form: first submission
PhD examiners' report form: resubmission
Doctor of Education (EdD)
EdD examiners' report form: first submission
EdD examiners' report form: resubmission
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
MPhil examiners' report form: first submission
MPhil examiners' report form: resubmission
Masters by research (MA, MSc, MSc Eng, MEd)
Masterships by research examiners' form: first submission
Masterships by research examiners' form: resubmission
Doctor of Paediatric Dentistry (DPaedDent)
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
MD examiners' report form: first submission
MD examiners' report form: resubmission
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol)
DClinPsychol examiners' report form: first submission