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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics & Chemistry


Successful review, registration recommended:

The Degree Committee will consult with your supervisor and Department Postgraduate Office following a postive review. You may be asked to make minor corrections to your report before a final decision on registration is made. The Degree Commitee is responsible for registering you for the PhD and updating your student record. The effective date of your registration will be backdated to the first day of your doctoral research. You will be able to see your registration status change in your CamSIS self-service.


Registration not recommended:

You will normally be allowed a second attempt (i.e. to go through this process again) within an agreed timescale - normally up to 3 months, but up to 6 months or even 12 months, if the Degree Committee thinks appropriate.

If after that your progress and potential are not considered suitable for doctoral research, the Degree Committee will decide whether to recommend to the Postgraduate Committee that:

  • you should be awarded the Certificate of Postgraduate Study (CPGS) without further examination and exit;
  • or be allowed to write up your work for an MPhil within a fixed timescale (a one-year degree examined by thesis and oral);
  • or possibly be registered for the MSc (a two-year thesis of smaller scope than the PhD).

If you feel you have been unfairly treated, you have recourse to the University's Examination Review Procedure.

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Office closures

The Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics & Chemistry will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 28 March 2024 and will reopen again on Tuesday 2 April 2024.
Research degree theses should still be submitted by your submission deadline even if that falls over the holiday period.