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Online Nomination of Examining Committee

Research student examination committee nominations should be completed online in MMS; this form should be sent to Registry (Postgraduate Research - researchpg-reg@st-andrews.ac.uk) six weeks prior to the submission of the thesis.

The online facility allows any member of staff associated with the Research module for their School to fill in and save the details of a nomination. Once the nomination has been saved the Head of School or the Director of Postgraduate Studies can check the nomination and press the button that approves the completed nomination and sends it to Registry.

Only the Head of School or the Director of Postgraduate Studies can approve a nomination.

Online Nomination for Examining Committee for research postgraduates via MMS

Guidance on completion of the Online Nomination Form

 

Advice on the Examination of Theses

Advice to Examiners on Procedure for the Examination of a Thesis

Research Degree Examinations Guidance Booklet (PDF, 355 KB)

 

PhD Forms

 

PhD2 External Examiner's Report Form (Word, 90 KB) 

This form should be completed and submitted by the External Examiner to the Convener of the Examining Committee and Registry no later than 5 working days before the oral examination.
PhD3 Internal Examiner's Report Form (Word, 90 KB) This form should be completed and submitted by the Internal Examiner to the Convener of the Examining Committee and Registry no later than 5 working days before the oral examination.

PhD4 Report of Committee of Examiners (Word, 98 KB)

This form should be completed by the Examining Committee after the viva and sent to Registry.  A copy of the report will be made available by the convener to the candidate within two weeks of the examination regardless of the result, containing any recommendations for changes.
In the event of three months for minor corrections being recommended:
PhD5 Minor corrections report form (Word, 90 KB) The Convener of the Examining Committee, upon their satisfaction that the corrections have been carried out successfully, should complete this form and send it to Registry.
In the event of twelve months for resubmission being recommended:
RePhD Report of Committee of Examiners on a re-submitted thesis (Word, 85 KB) The process follows the same as for initial submission as per all reports above (2 and 3), however this form should be completed in lieu of the PhD4 form.



MPhil Forms

MPhil2 External Examiner's Report Form (Word, 92 KB)  This form should be completed and submitted by the External Examiner to the Convenor of the Examining Committee and Registry no later than 5 working days before the oral examination.
MPhil3 Internal Examiner's Report Form (Word, 92 KB)  This form should be completed and submitted by the Internal Examiner to the Convenor of the Examining Committee and Registry no later than 5 working days before the oral examination.
MPhil4 Final Report of Committee of Examiners Form (Word, 763 KB) This form should be completed by the Examining Committee after the viva and sent to Registry.  A copy of the report will be made available by the convener to the candidate within two weeks of the examination regardless of the result, containing any recommendations for changes. 
In the event of three months for minor corrections being recommended:
MPhil5 Minor Corrections Report Form (Word, 87 KB) The Convener of the Examining Committee, upon their satisfaction that the corrections have been carried out successfully, should complete this form and send it to Registry.
In the event of six months for resubmission being recommended:
MPhil ReSubmission Examiners Report Form (Word, 91 KB) The process follows the same as for initial submission as per all reports above (2 and 3), however this form should be completed in lieu of the MPhil4 form.

 

General Forms

Change of supervisor form

Please use the following form to inform Registry of changes of supervisors, guidance on the different kinds of supervision (principal, second, mentor etc.) can be found in the guidance document.

Change of Supervisor Form for Research Postgraduate Students (Word, 36 KB)‌ 
Guidance on the definitions and requirements of supervisors of research students (PDF, 320 KB)‌