Information for Research Students

How will assessments and examinations be affected?

The current situation is that doctoral viva voce examinations will be held online.

Students submitting doctoral theses will be permitted to do so in electronic form only.

Doctoral milestones, project confirmation and upgrade, will also be facilitated online for the time being.


The University will support PhD offer holders with an April 2020 start date to begin their studies through provision of online supervision and training, including induction.

Where can I find further information?

A more detailed FAQ for research students is available here

Who can I contact with any queries?

Please contact if you have any queries or require further support.