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Postgraduate Exams, Dissertations, Theses and Vivas

Most masters programs require students to pass the ‘taught’ part of the course before they can move on to the project or dissertation stage. Click on the links below to find out more about exams, examiners, dissertations, theses and vivas.

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Exams & Examiners

Find out what to expect from your masters and PhD examinations and examiners, as well as the role played by your supervisors.

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Dissertation & Thesis

Most postgraduate courses require a dissertation or thesis and period of small scale research work relevant to your course.

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PhD Vivas

Once your dissertation has been submitted for your PhD, you will be asked to 'defend' your findings. This is done through an interview to discuss your dissertation in more depth.

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