A thesis is ready for defence if the examiner believes that it substantially meets the requirement for a doctoral thesis in the relevant discipline, and that likely revisions will not require re-examination by the examining committee. Mphil, dds, dba, md and phd for examination of the integrated phd handbook for examiners of research degrees by theses ♦ a copy of the work submitted by the. Role of the external examiner assesses whether the dissertation meets the criteria for a successful dissertation, as outlined in the instructions for the external examiner's report and with reference to the expectations regarding the scope and structure of a doctoral dissertation at ubc. The seminal paper is it's a phd, not a nobel prize: how experience examiners assess research theses (2002) by gerry mullins and margaret kiley i consider this paper required reading for every research student, regardless of their location or discipline. I submitted my phd thesis on 7 january 2014, and two years later, i finally received my phd degree on 17 december 2015 when i was notified that i needed to do quite a major revision on september 2, 2014, i was not certain how to react.
The examiners have to be approved by the relevant board and the examiners' formal acceptance received before a thesis can be sent out copies of your thesis should be packed in separate, unsealed, padded envelopes, one copy per examiner. As there is no phd curriculum as such, it is the thesis examiners who set the standard of what is acceptable as a thesis (or dissertation), and consequently set the standard for the award of a phd. A malaysian univeristypdf (stracke & kumar, 2010) as shown in the attached evaluation reports of phd and masters' theses, an evaluation report consists of two essential components (stracke & kumar, 2010): 24 thesis examination report summative developmental assessment and formative feedback 25 the first component of examiner reports is a. The following discussion explores examiner references to the nature of the examination task and doctoral process, the substance of the thesis and its dissemination, as well as comment relating to examiner judgement and evaluation.
I could not, as examiner, figure out what rules made the thesis judged as competed, it would simply not go in my own system in my case we bring in an examination committee from other universities and mostly from abroad. Award) regarding the thesis and to provide a written report on the thesis that provides a strong justification for their recommendation where indicated, the examiner must provide guidance to the. Keywords: doctoral assessment, examiner reports, text analysis, thesis quality the objectives for doctoral study are not articulated in conventional ways, which means that the learning that takes place at doctoral level is something of a mystery. Choosing a thesis examiner posted on march 31, 2014 by pat thomson most supervisors want to discuss the choice of thesis examiners with the doctoral researcher. The examiners return both copies of the thesis to the candidate, unless a copy or copies are retained to check against a corrected version to be submitted by the candidate in the future.
Examiners have the option to fail a thesis outright - and i have done this once - or recommend a phd be awarded a masters if it is more in that realm (in terms of scope, length, and primarily originality. Nomination of examiners in the case of a phd examination all be external to provide examiners with a digital thesis to examine. Phd academy at least two months in advance of the thesis being submitted to allow sufficient time for the process to be completed so that once the thesis has been received it can be sent immediately to the examiners. Information for examiners of phd and doctorate theses requirements for award of phd degree all phd candidates are required to submit a written research thesis.
It is the responsibility of the research supervisor to ensure that the university examiners and members of the supervisory committee receive a copy of the dissertation, which is identical to the copies submitted for the external examiner, at least 4 weeks before the examination. All examiners and potential examiners are asked to refer to the uon examiners conflict of interest guidelines for examples of coi the aim of the guidelines is to protect the candidate, examiner and the university against potential negative perceptions during the thesis examination process. About two weeks ago, i got a call from my department telling me that my ma thesis has passed my supervisor and i have already been through all the examiners' comments and discussed them in depth. Issued to provide examiners with additional guidance which may be of assistance in assessing phd theses 1 principles underlying the degree 11 thephd is an award made by the university to a candidate who has successfully completed a program. Md and phd etc and focuses on the examination of the thesis additional additional information for examiners of theses submitted in partial.
At the university of queensland, phd and mphil theses are examined by two examiners external to the university, it is expected at least one of whom is from outside of australia the candidate is aware of the examiners' identity but is prohibited from making contact with the examiner until the requirements of the degree. The process of phd examination in australia across academic disciplines requires that the phd thesis be assessed by two or three external examiners who make a recommendation on the thesis and. Congratulations the data are all in, the analyses completed several years of your life have passed by in a blink all you have to do is submit your final thesis and then defend it in your viva.
The phd thesis is examined by three examiners who are people with standing in the field of study one will normally be a member of an overseas university or similar institution (the overseas examiner) the. Master's thesis examiner for a master's thesis, the examiner must be a scholar of established reputation and competence in the field of the thesis research the examiner may be from inside or outside the university.
After successful online submission and approval of the thesis, three thesis copies are bound, via proquest, and then distributed one copy is archived in the galvin library, and the other two copies are returned to the respective student's department. (the thesis is not of the required phd standard and there is no likelihood that revisions will bring it up to that standard, nor does the thesis meet the standards required of an alternative degree) the examiners are asked to comment on the thesis with reference to the description of the degree (see introduction above.