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Thesis submission

Outcomes

Each examiner will provide the HDR Administration Centre with a detailed report and summary recommendation for the award of your degree. Typical outcomes are:

  • award
  • award with corrections
  • award with revisions.

If the examiners’ recommendations vary, the University will consider the reports and make a recommendation. This is done by an academic committee in consultation with your supervisor. We will advise you of the outcome and provide you with copies of the examiners’ reports.

An examiner can also provide the following recommendations:

  • revise and resubmit for a second examination
  • not to be awarded a doctoral degree but be awarded another eligible degree
  • no award.

If this occurs, the faculty will consider the reports and provide a recommendation. Generally, the faculty recommendation and examiners’ reports will then be reviewed by the Higher Degree Research Examination Sub-Committee. We will advise your supervisor and postgraduate coordinator of the outcome and send you copies of the examiners’ reports.

If you need to substantially revise your thesis to resubmit for a second examination, we will advise you in writing. We’ll also provide advice about re-enrolling in your course for two or more research periods.

Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre

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Last updated: 19 July 2018

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