Submitting your thesis FAQs


When should I complete the Intention to Submit a Thesis for a Research Degree form?

Submit the form to the Graduate School approximately 3-6 months before your expected thesis submission date. This will allow us time to organise a Committee of Examiners comprising a convener, internal examiner and external examiner.

Your submission date is normally your End date as listed on your MyCampus record 

If you are still unsure of your submission/end date, contact the Graduate School.  


How do I submit the Intention to Submit form?

Submit your 'Notification of Intention to Submit a Thesis for a Research Degree form using the online TAP System.

Can I submit the ‘Intention to Submit’ form at the same time as my soft-bound thesis?

Yes, this form can be submitted with your thesis. However, this will delay your thesis being sent out for examination as a Committee of Examiners will have to first be appointed. 

Which forms do I hand in with my soft-bound thesis?

When submitting your soft-bound theses, please include the Thesis Word count form (MS Word). This form will also be emailed to you.

What should I do if my thesis submission date is on the weekend?

The Graduate School will accept the submission of your thesis on the first working day after the weekend or holiday. 

However, we recommended that the thesis be submitted earlier if possible.

How many copies of my soft-bound thesis do I submit?

Due to the ongoing situation around Coronavirus, please submit one copy of your thesis via email only. 

Can I send my thesis in the post?

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, please do not submit your thesis by post.

Please notify the Graduate School first that you intend to send your thesis and we will provide you with instructions on how to submit.

Tel:  +44 (0) 141 330 5800

Can someone else submit my thesis to the Graduate School on my behalf?

Yes, someone else can submit your thesis for you.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the thesis is submitted by the submission deadline. Please remember to include the signed Word count form (MS Word).

What happens after I submit my soft-bound thesis to the Graduate School?

Your thesis will be sent to the examiners, as soon as possible after it has been submitted.

Provided that we have received all completed documentation from your School/Institute we send the thesis out without delay.

You will then be contacted by your School/Institute regarding the date of your viva.  This may take some weeks.

If you have not heard anything by a month after you submit, please contact your School/Institute Administrator to check progress.

What if I cannot submit my thesis by my submission date?

You will be charged a late submission fee and your thesis may not be accepted for examination.

If you think you will be unable to submit your thesis in time please contact your supervisors or the Graduate School as soon as possible.

If you need extra time to submit your thesis, you may be granted either a suspension or an extension of studies. This will depend on the reason the additional time is required. 

What else should I submit when uploading my final, corrected thesis to the library?

Please email a completed Thesis Access Declaration Form (MS Word) to the Graduate School and also deposit your thesis and this form with the library as outlined on our website.

For more information about the publication of your final thesis, please see the Library’s Theses Service website.