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10. Examination of a Resubmitted Thesis

When assessing a resubmitted thesis, examiners should pay particular attention to the way in which the candidate has revised the thesis according to the recommendations made by the examiners in their written statement to the candidate. The candidate is expected to provide the examiners with a memo, together with the revised thesis, detailing how s/he has addressed the requirements for revision set out by the examiners
in their single note of guidance. In the event that a new examiner has been appointed in the period between the first submission and the resubmission, the examiners will be expected to judge the quality of the thesis according to the stipulations for improvement made by the initial team of examiners.

The procedures for the examination of a resubmitted thesis are essentially the same as for the initial submission of the work and independent reports and a joint report are again required. However, there is no requirement for a second oral examination although one may be held at the discretion of the examiners. An oral examination would normally be held if the candidate is resubmitting for a higher degree and no oral examination has previously been held.

Unless the candidate is resubmitting the thesis for a higher degree than on the original submission (see paragraphs 5.5 and 5.6), only one resubmission of a thesis is permitted and therefore the recommendation on a resubmitted thesis can only be:

(a) To award the degree (See Section 5.2)
(b) To award the degree subject to completion of minor corrections (Section 5.3)

(c) To award a lower degree with or without minor corrections (Section 5.9)
(d) To fail the candidate (Section 5.10).

Again, unless the candidate is resubmitting the thesis for a higher degree than on the original submission (see paragraphs 5.5 and 5.6), award of a higher degree is specifically excluded at this stage. If minor corrections are required they may be of greater extent than specified in section 5.3 but it should normally be possible for the candidate to complete them within three months.

Examiners and examination advisors should direct any enquiries on these guidelines to the Graduate School in the first instance (tel.: 02476 575533), internal extension 75533, email graduateschool at warwick dot ac dot uk.