Attachments

Form RC/MPhil

 

for official use

Date rec.____/____/____

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND 

 

Recommendation of the Examiners on a candidate for the

degree of Master of Philosophy

 

The Examiners are required where possible to complete a joint report on this form on the thesis, oral or alternative examination, the result of the examination as a whole and the recommendation to the University.

 

1.The Candidate

Name:School: 

 

Title of thesis:

Director of Studies:

Date of Examination:

 

 

2.The Examination Board

 

External Examiner(s):.............................................................................................................................

 

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Internal Examiner:

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Independent Chair: ……………………………………………………………………..

 

Name of Supervisor present:.............................................................................................................................

 

 

(Regulation 6.5 refers)

 

3.Report of the Examiners on the thesis and any published work submitted

 

The Examiner is requested to give a reasoned assessment of the candidate's performance with particular reference to Regulation 1.3. 

YES  NO N/A                           

3.1Does the thesis demonstrate:

(i)competence in the investigation of the chosen topic(s), oroo

(ii)competence in undertaking a critical study of the chosen topic(s)?oo

3.2Is the thesis satisfactory as regards literary presentation and succinctness?oo

 

3.3Is the abstract of the thesis submitted acceptable?

 

 

3.4Has the candidate satisfied the learning outcomes of the programme? oo

 

 

3.5 In the case of a candidate who has completed a programme of formally  

assessed course work under regulation 2.11, is it manifest in the thesis

that the candidate has benefited from the course of postgraduate study?

 

3.6In the case of a candidate whose programme is part of a collaborative

group project, does the thesis indicate clearly the individual contribution

and the extent of the collaboration?

ooo

 

 

3.7Comments on the thesis and any published work submitted including assurance that the learning outcomes have been met.  (this section must be completed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Report of the Examiners on the oral examination

 

The Examiners are requested to report below on the oral examination of the candidate giving a reasoned

assessment of the candidate's performance.

YESNON/A

 

4.1Are you satisfied that the thesis presented is the candidate's own work?oo

 

4.2Did the candidate show a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of:

 

(i)matters relating to the thesisoo

 

(ii)background studies to the subject of the thesis?oo

 

4.3In the case of a candidate whose research programme was part of a

collaborative group project, did the oral examination demonstrate that

the candidate's own contribution was worthy of the award?ooo

 

4.4                 Comments on the oral examination should be provided below.

               (this section must be completed):

 

NB:  If the examiner(s) views have changed significantly from those expressed on the Preliminary Comments form (Examcomm), please make reference the changes in this section.             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5.            Recommendation

 

Note 1:  If the examiners’ recommendations are not in agreement, a separate form RCMPhil should be completed by each individual examiner to evidence that a detailed assessment of the thesis has been carried out and to clarify the differences in the judgements made.  All documentation will be co-ordinated by the Independent Chair.

 

The Examiners are requested to tick one box only:

 

 

5.1             PASS

oThat the candidate be recommended for the degree of MPhil

 

 

5.2a           CONDITIONAL PASS (Corrections)

oThat the candidate be recommended for the degree of MPhil subject to corrections being made to the thesis to the satisfaction of the internal examiner (see regulation 10.4a).

 

5.2b           CONDITIONAL PASS (Amendments)

oThat the candidate be recommended for the degree of MPhil subject to amendments being made to the thesis to the satisfaction of the (see regulation 10.4b):

 

   Internal Examiner(s) and External Examiner(s)

   Internal Examiner (s) only

   External Examiner (s) only

 

Note 2:Details of corrections/amendments to the thesis should be written in section 6.   It is expected that the candidate should normally complete corrections within 3 months of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee approval and complete amendments within 6 months.

 

 

5.3            REFERRAL

oThat the candidate be permitted to re-submit for the degree of MPhil and be re-examined as follows

(*as specified by the Examiners):

 

(i)*the thesis must be revised and if deemed satisfactory by the Examiners, the candidate will

be exempt from further examination, oral or otherwise;

 

(ii)*the thesis must be revised and the candidate must undergo a further oral or alternative

examination;

 

Note 3:Where the examiners recommend that the candidate should re-submit for the degree, a list of deficiencies of the thesis should be detailed in section 6.  The revised thesis must be submitted for re-examination within one year of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee approval. 

 

 

* please delete as appropriate

 


6.Guidance from the Examiners following the examination for the degree of MPhil  (please tick the appropriate section below)

 

 

The Candidate is provided with this form as feedback from the examination, together with any written comments given to the candidate, by the examiners.

 

a) Details of any corrections/amendments to the thesis should be detailed below, or

 

b) Where the thesis was found to be unsatisfactory on the first examination, the Examiners are asked to provide guidance for candidates who will be required to undertake a re-examination.  This should include guidance on the structure and content of the thesis.

 

c) Where appropriate, the examiners are asked to indicate the nature of any other deficiencies in the candidate’s performance in the oral and/or other examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examiners:Signed ……………………………….....................Date     …………………………(Ext/Int)

Signed ……………………………….......Date     …………………………(Ext/Int)

 

Signed ……………………………….Date     …………………………(Ext/Int)

 

 

 

 

 

 

All examiners should sign this form.  The Independent Chair should forward the form to the Graduate Research Support office promptly after the examination.

 

Independent Chair:

 

I confirm that the examination was conducted in accordance with the University Regulations for the Award of Master of Philosophy

 

                          Signed  …………………………………  Date  ………………………….