Frequently Asked Questions on Thesis Submission and Resubmission Frequently Asked Questions on Thesis Submission and Resubmission

I’m due to submit my thesis soon – what do I do?

Until further notice, we can only accept electronic thesis submissions (either by email or by OneDrive) so you do not need to submit either a soft-bound or a hard-bound copy of your thesis. Please ask for an electronic receipt to confirm your thesis has been received. You should email/OneDrive your submitted thesis both to your usual Graduate School team email address and to pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk (as a backup). There is a 10MB limit on most email systems, and zip files attached to emails will be automatically blocked.


I need an extension to my March, April or May 2020 thesis submission or resubmission deadline as a consequence of COVID-19, what can I do?

Anyone due to submit or resubmit their thesis in March, April or May 2020 will have an automatic 14 calendar day extension to allow for any short-term COVID-19 issues you may be experiencing (e.g. a thesis submission or resubmission date of 31 March 2020 has had an automatic extension applied until 14 April 2020). Similarly, anyone due to submit or resubmit their thesis during the period where PGR Service Reception is closed (however long this is) will have an automatic 14 calendar day extension. No concession paperwork is required for this 14 calendar day extension – this will be automatically applied.

If you think you will need a longer extension, please read this page.


What about thesis corrections and resubmissions?

The automatic 14 calendar day extension also applies to those submitting resubmissions or corrections. No concession paperwork is required for these 14-day extensions – this will be automatically applied.

Frequently Asked Questions on Vivas Frequently Asked Questions on Vivas

How will my viva take place?

A new, streamlined process has been introduced to approve holding vivas by videoconference (e.g. Skype). The important thing for candidates is that you have to provide your written consent to the arrangements - by email is fine. Details of the new process are on our web site. If you have any questions, please contact your supervisors or PGR Service team.

I can't find the answers I want in these FAQs! I can't find the answers I want in these FAQs!

These FAQs are being updated on a regular basis - please continue to check this page for the latest information.

If there is an issue that you feel should be covered in these FAQS, please contact Robin Braysher (r.c.braysher@uea.ac.uk) of the PGR Service.  We may not add all FAQ suggestions, particularly if they relate to individuals or small groups of students. 

Please don't forget you can continue to contact your usual PGR Service team by email – we recommend using Graduate School or programme email boxes rather than contacting individual members of staff.