Research Degrees Provision

Further Information for Postgraduate Students

Higher Degrees - Regulations

Submission of Research Theses

Intention to submit

An intention to submit form (.pdf, 232.6 kB) is available for downloading online.

Temporary Binding

For the purposes of initial submission to the examiners, copies of the thesis may be submitted in temporary bindings. 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.

Number of copies required is as follows:

One copy only should be lodged with the Postgraduate Office for onward transmission to the External Examiner. You will be required to complete the Higher Degree Schedule on submission of your thesis.

Electronic Submission

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.

If further information is required about the procedure for the submission of dissertations or theses, please contact the Student Records Office, Registry, or consult the specific Regulations in the University Calendar. More information on electronic submission can be found at