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Read more at: 1st Year Report & Formal Registration for the PhD Degree

1st Year Report & Formal Registration for the PhD Degree

Formal Registration for the PhD Degree: First Year Report You will be required to present a First Year Report for assessment by two assessors appointed by the Degree Committee during your third term of research. The assessors’ reports will be the basis upon which the Degree Committee will recommend...


Read more at: 2nd Year Review

2nd Year Review

After completing six terms of study for the PhD degree you are required to submit a two page synopsis of your doctoral research project, explaining the main issues and argument of the dissertation, its contribution to the field of study, and noting questions and problems. You will also need to...


Read more at: 3rd Year Graduate Symposium

3rd Year Graduate Symposium

During the 3 rd year of your programme, you are required to present a twenty minute research paper to your supervisor, other academic staff, and peers during the 3 rd year Graduate Symposium, which will be held on a designated day/days at the beginning of the Easter term. You will be required to...


Read more at: Applying for the Appointment of Examiners

Applying for the Appointment of Examiners

You should apply for the appointment of examiners at least three months in advance of submitting your dissertation by completing the Appointment of Examiners Application Form which you will need to send to the Degree Committee Office once it has been completed. Send: Grad.enquiries@aha.cam.ac.uk If...


Read more at: Extending the Submission Deadline of your Thesis

Extending the Submission Deadline of your Thesis

You should aim to submit your thesis within four years at a maximum. Your very final submission deadline or ‘registration date’ can be found on your self-service pages in CamSIS and is likely to be the 30 September four years on from when you began your programme (if you started in October and have...


Read more at: Submitting your Thesis for Examination

Submitting your Thesis for Examination

The best information relating to the submission of your thesis for examination is available from the Student Registry. Please follow the links below for information: Research Best Practice Preparing to submit Applying for the Appointment of Examiners Submitting your Thesis Word limits The oral...


Read more at: Preparing for your PhD Viva Voce ‘Viva’/Oral Examination

Preparing for your PhD Viva Voce ‘Viva’/Oral Examination

Your oral examination will usually take place in the Faculty’s Board Room. You might find it useful to see the room if you have not been in it before so you know what to expect. The examination is undertaken with the two examiners and may include an independent chair if the Degree Committee has...


Read more at: Bursaries for work experience from the Careers Service for PhD students

Bursaries for work experience from the Careers Service for PhD students

Bursaries of up to £500 are available to current PhD students of all years to enable them to fund unpaid or low-paid work experience in the areas of arts & heritage, media or not-for-profit. Further information is available at https://www.careers.cam.ac.uk/bursary/allschemes.asp . The scheme...