Each examiner will provide the HDR Administration Centre with a detailed report and summary recommendation for the award of your degree. Typical outcomes are:
If the examiners’ recommendations vary, the University will consider the reports and make a recommendation. This is done by an academic committee in consultation with your supervisor. We will advise you of the outcome and provide you with copies of the examiners’ reports.
An examiner can also provide the following recommendations:
If this occurs, the faculty will consider the reports and provide a recommendation. In the case of Master's examinations, this will be decided by review at the relevant faculty committee. In the case of all doctoral examinations and masters by research examinations in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the faculty recommendation and examiners’ reports will then be reviewed by the Higher Degree Research Examination Sub-Committee. We will advise your supervisor and postgraduate coordinator of the outcome and send you copies of the examiners’ reports.
If you need to substantially revise your thesis to resubmit for a second examination, we will advise you in writing. We’ll also provide advice about re-enrolling in your course for two or more research periods.