Research Degrees Provision
- How to Apply
- PhD Tuition Fees
- Other Fees
- PhD Generic Skills Training
- Research Degrees Quality Code
- Student Progression (Upgrade Review) - see Section 4.2
- Submission of Research Theses
Higher Degrees - Regulations
- Higher Degree General Regulations
- Admission of Research Students
- Maximum Periods of Study
- Form and Presentation of Theses for Higher Degrees
- Postgraduate Appeals Procedure
- PhD Regulations
- Professional Doctorate Degrees Regulations
- PhD by Publication Regulations
- MPhil Regulations
- Postgraduate Research Masters Degrees Regulations
Submission of Research Theses
Format of Thesis
In the final stages of the research project all students must be provided with clear instructions on the required format to be submitted for examination purposes – either by the Principal Supervisor or by the Convener of the Examining Committee.
In the Thesis following the acknowledgements, if any, there shall be (a) a signed declaration, that the candidate is the author of the thesis; that, unless otherwise stated, all references cited have been consulted by the candidate; that the work of which the thesis is a record has been done by the candidate, and that it has not been previously accepted for a higher degree: provided that if the thesis is based upon joint research, the nature and extent of the candidate's individual contribution shall be defined; (b) where appropriate, a signed statement by the supervisor that the conditions of the relevant Ordinance and Regulations have been fulfilled.
For the purposes of initial submission 3 copies of the thesis should be prepared in temporary binding.
Intention to submit
An intention to submit form (.pdf, 232.6 kB)is available for downloading online.
It should be completed 3 months in advance of the proposed date and submitted directly to the Registry Research Degrees office.
It is the Principal Supervisor responsibility for ensuring the Intention to Submit pro forma is completed and approved at least 3 months prior to the viva voce examination.
A copy of the thesis should be sent to Registry, via the Student Enquiry Centre. Once received by Registry an email will be sent to the student, Principal Supervisor and Convener confirming receipt. Registry will forward this copy to the external examiner (Please note there may be a delay in sending a student’s thesis to the external examiner if they have any outstanding debt to the University). The student submits the other two copies to the Principal Supervisor or Convener (if known) for onward transmission to the Convener and internal examiner.
You are also required to complete the Higher Degree Schedule on submission of your thesis. This should be submitted to the Student Enquiry Centre at the same time as the thesis.
The University of Dundee requires that following final examination, and including any required corrections, a digital version of your thesis should be submitted to the University's institutional repository Discovery
Instructions on how to submit your thesis can be found on the Library web pages.
A Thesis Deposit Agreement (TDA) must be also completed online once student submits their thesis http://www.dundee.ac.uk/library/research/theses/howtodeposityourthesis/
If further information is required about the procedure for the submission of theses, please contact the Research Records Office, Registry, (note change link to research degrees staff webpage) or consult the specific Regulations in the University Calendar. More information on electronic submission can be found at discovery.dundee.ac.uk