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Form RC PhD Ex

for official use

Date rec. ___/___/___

 

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND 

 

Recommendation of the Examiners on a candidate for the degree of

PHD BY EXISTING PUBLISHED OR CREATIVE WORKS

 

The Examiners are required, where possible to complete a joint report on this form on the commentary and published work (collectively known as 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):        .............................................................................................

 

..............................................................................................

 

Internal Examiner:       ..............................................................................................

   

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

              

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

 

 

3.Report of the Examiners on the commentary and published work submitted

 

The Examiners are requested to give a reasoned assessment of the candidate's performance with particular reference to QAA level 8 learning outcomes

 

YESNON/A

3.1Does the thesis represent a significant contribution to knowledge of the

subject by:

(i)The discovery of new facts, and/oroo             

 

ii)The exercise of independent critical powers?oo

 

3.2Does the thesis provide evidence of originality?oo

 

3.3Is the commentary satisfactory as regards literary presentation and succinctness?oo

 

3.4Is the abstract submitted acceptable?oo

 

3.5Has the candidate satisfied the learning outcomes of the programme? oo

 

3.6Comments on the thesis and any published work submitted.

(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.

YESNO

 

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 thesis?oo

 

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

 

 

4.4                 Comments on the oral examination (this section must be completed)

 

NB:  IF THE EXAMINERS VIEWS HAVE CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THOSE EXPRESSED ON THE PRELIMINARY COMMENTS FORM (EXAMCOMM), PLEASE MAKE REFERENCE TO THE CHANGES IN THIS SECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.            RECOMMENDATION

 

Note 1:  If the examiners recommendations are not in agreement, a separate form RCPhDEx 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.

 

The Examiners are requested to tick one recommendation only:

 

NB: For PhD by Existing Published or Creative Works changes can be requested to the Commentary only

 

5.1            PASS

o That the candidate be recommended for the degree of PhD by Existing Published or Creative Works.

 

 

5.2(i)         CONDITIONAL PASS (Corrections)

oThat the candidate be recommended for the degree of PhD by Existing Published or Creative Works subject to corrections being made to the commentary  to the satisfaction of the internal examiner (see regulation 16.4b)

 

 

5.2 (ii)       CONDITIONAL PASS (Amendments)

oThat the candidate be recommended for the degree of PhD by Existing Published or Creative Works subject to amendments being made to the commentary to the satisfaction of the (see regulation 16.4c):

 

Internal Examiner(s) and External Examiner(s)            

Internal Examiner(s) only

External Examiner(s) only   

 

Note 2:Details of corrections/amendments to the commentary 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 amendments within 6 months.

 

5.3            REFERRAL FOR PHD

That the candidate be permitted to re-submit for the degree of PhD by Existing Published or Creative Works and be re-examined as follows (*as specified by the Examiners)

         (i)     The commentary must be revised and if deemed satisfactory by the Examiners, the      candidate will be exempt from further examination, oral or otherwise;

 

(ii)The commentary 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 PhD by Existing Published or Creative Works, a list of deficiencies of the thesis should be detailed in section 6.  The revised commentary must be submitted for re-examination within one year of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 


6.GUIDANCE FROM THE EXAMINERS FOLLOWING THE EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF PHD BY EXISTING PUBLISHED WORKS (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 commentary should be detailed below, or

 

b) Where the commentary 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  commentary.

 

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 Doctor of Philosophy

 

Signed  ……………………………   Date  …………………………

 

September 2014