When and how will I find out when my Viva Voce will be?
Normally the examiners will take up to six working
weeks to complete their examination of the thesis and to prepare their
preliminary report. Under normal circumstances your viva voce will be held as soon
as possible after that. You will be contacted by email with the date of the
viva voce and any other pertinent details as soon as it has been confirmed.
Can I bring my Supervisor with me?
A member of your supervisory team may attend
your viva voce, but only with your approval. S/he will not contribute unless invited
by the Chair of the Exam Board to comment on matters of factual accuracy about
How long will the Viva Voce last?
The entire process will last approximately half
a day. The actual examination part
usually lasts no longer than 2 hours. A
full agenda will be provided to you within the email confirming the date of the viva voce outlining the details for the day.
What does it mean if I have to make corrections or amendments?
The Examination Board may award you the degree, subject to some minor changes. This could include correcting typographical errors or clarifying details. These will be considered by either one or both of the examiners and this will also be confirmed on the day of the viva voce.
What do I do when I have made the modifications?
Students must submit the required changes made to the thesis, following the guidance within the Viva Voce outcome letter that you will have received. When you are ready to submit your corrections, please send an electronic copy of your thesis that shows the changes and any accompanying documentation made, to: ResearchDegreeExam@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Any corrections should not be sent to the examiner(s) directly.
When will I hear the outcome of the modifications?
You will be notified of your modifications outcome after the Examiner(s), Chair of the Examination Board and Chair of the University Research Degrees Committee have approved them. You will receive a letter of completion when this has been done.
What do I need to do when I have been awarded the degree?
On receipt of your completion letter, you will be required to submit a final electronic copy of your fully approved thesis along with an E-Thesis Deposit Agreement Form. You will also need to submit one hard copy of your final thesis in permanent binding, binding guidelines will be sent to you.
Where does my thesis get sent?
Your thesis will be stored electronically on Cardiff
Metropolitan University DSpace
repository. The hard copy will be
sent to the National Library of Wales in