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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics & Chemistry


A maximum of two attempts are allowed for the PhD examination.

If the PhD cannot be recommended, the candidate will be recommended for the award of a lower qualification. In most cases, this would happen only after the candidate has had an opportunity to revise the orginal thesis and be re-examined. If the work is still judged not to be up to doctoral standard, the award of an MSc or MPhil may be recommended if it meets the University criteria for those degrees. The final decision is made by the Board of Graduate Studies, taking into account the Examiners' and Degree Committee recommendations.

A candidate may choose to accept the lower qualification, but if (s)he feels unfairly treated, (s)he may seek a review of the examination under the University's Examination Review Procedure.

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Office closures

The DC 'remote' Office will be closed from 3pm on Friday 28 August 2020 for the August Bank Holiday. We reopen at 9am on Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Meetings schedule

Meetings of the Degree Committee and Degree Ceremonies: