Two printed copies of your dissertation conforming to the course regulations should be submitted to your programme office, and an electronic version submitted at any time before your submission deadline. The printed copies must be bound in accordance with the instructions Binding the Dissertation but you must remember that binding at peak submission periods may require 3 or 4 days. Dissertations can be submitted early but not normally more than one month early. These will be date stamped and passed on to your supervisor. Your supervisor will then pass a copy to your Second Assessor.
You must liaise with your Supervisor to arrange a mutually convenient date for your oral exam. This date should allow time for both Examiners to read the dissertation in advance and consider the Turnitin report , taking into account their other commitments (allow one week) but should normally be no more than one month after the submission date.
All projects should have a copy of the submission pro-forma (see link on RHS of this page) bound in the front of the dissertation.
Any dissertations received after the stated deadline will be subject to a late penalty of 3% points per working day late, up to a maximum of 10 working days late. After this period the work may be counted as a non-submission. The only exception to this will be where students have justifiable reasons for applying for (and being granted) an extension to their submission date . It is for this reason that students are urged to plan their submission timetable in advance, allowing plenty of time to cover unforeseen circumstances.
Note - submission after the deadline time on the submission day will count as 1 day late.