Academic Services

Thesis submission

What you need to know about submitting your thesis for assessment and what you need to do for final submission to the Library.

Submitting your thesis for assessment

Students submit their thesis for assessment to their School or College Office - your supervisor will be able to advise where to submit.

Doctoral theses are assessed under the University's degree regulations. Grounds for the award of these degrees are found in the Postgraduate Degree Regulations in the DRPS.

Theses are assessed under the University's Postgraduate Assessment Regulations for Research Degrees and information on the format and binding of a research thesis is given in the Standards for the Format and Binding of a Thesis.

Thesis submission forms

The forms you need to notify your intention to submit and for submission of your thesis for assessment can be downloaded from our forms for students page.

Forms for students

Students are advised to consult their supervisor before submitting their thesis for assessment. School and College offices can also advise on thesis submission.

Final thesis submission

After examination, successful theses must be submitted to the University Library. More information on how to submit the final version of your PhD or MPhil thesis is available from the Library.


Your School or College Office is the first point of contact for advice on submitting your thesis.

Advice on degree and assessment regulations is also available from Academic Services.

Susan Hunter

Academic Policy Officer