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How do I APPLY for a postgraduate course?

APPEALS
How can I appeal?
How long do I have to appeal?
What can I appeal against?
What is happening to my appeal?
When can I not appeal?
I have received an email regarding an allegation of cheating, what should I do?

EXAMINATIONS
What is the process for research examinations?
Have a query on thesis presentation, word count, early submission, nomination form process?
Where should I get my thesis bound?
How do I submit my thesis?
Have you received my thesis?
I can’t access the library or IT services.
What is the status of my thesis? (sent to examiners/received reports)?
When is my viva?
What happens after I submit my hard bound thesis?
What is the deadline to be eligible to attend the Summer Degree Congregation in Summer 2019?

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Is the University PhD framework of ten days compulsory?
Who can access Warwick SkillsForge?

EXAMINER EXPENSES
What is the current fee for external examiner for PhD?
What is the current fee for an internal examiner for a PhD?
What could hold up payment of fees?
What is the current mileage rate?
How do you send out theses to examiners?

You can apply for a postgraduate course (and find more information) on our Study-Postgraduate page

How can I appeal?
The form can be found on the Doctoral College website.

Weblink: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/dc/support/pgr-guidance/pg_appeals/
Further information: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/gov/calendar/section2/regulations/reg42academicappeals
Completed appeals and any supporting documents should be emailed to pgappeals at warwick dot ac dot uk

How long do I have to appeal?
Students have 10 university working days from the date of their conferral letter or notification from the Board of Examiners. Completed forms and supporting documents and evidence should be emailed to pgappeals at warwick dot ac dot uk.
If students are out of time they can still submit their appeal but must send a covering letter or email outlining the reasons their appeal is late. The Preliminary Review Panel will review the appeal and decide if it can be accepted, firstly considering whether they will accept it out of time.

What can I appeal against?

All information on what the appeals procedure can and cannot be used for can be found via:
https://warwick.ac.uk/services/gov/calendar/section2/regulations/reg42academicappeals

What is happening to my appeal?

Please email the pgappeals at warwick dot ac dot uk">pgappeals account with your query.

Appeals - may not be used for:

· Challenge the academic judgement of examiners;

· Dispute marks awarded in individual modules or pieces of work;

· Appeal against the requirement that a student is required to resubmit work or resit examinations;

· Challenge the decision to award a Master’s degree at pass level rather than with distinction or merit.

I have received an email regarding an allegation of cheating, what should I do?

If you are unable to speak directly with the Doctoral College then please email the pgappeals at warwick dot ac dot ukaccount with their query.
The Student can also speak to the Student Union Advice Centre for advice and support: https://www.warwicksu.com/advice/

Have a query on thesis presentation, word count, early submission, nomination form process?

Take a look at the Guidance to examinations for higher degree by research. All information can be found here.

Where should I get my thesis bound?

Warwick Print can bind and deliver to the Doctoral College l but there are alternative companies you can choose to use. Where you have your thesis bound is up to you.

How do I submit my thesis?

Two soft bound copies & two CDs should be submitted to the Main Helpdesk at the Library, along with a thesis submission declaration checklist.

Warwick Print can deliver directly to Doctoral College or you can send by mail to the Doctoral College.

Have you received my thesis?

If you have submitted your thesis to the library or via Warwick Print then you will receive a confirmation of receipt email within three working days of submission.

I can’t access the library or IT services.

As soon as we have processed your thesis your expected end date will be extended by 6 months and your access will be reinstated.

What is the status of my thesis? (sent to examiners/received reports)?

For this query please email the doctoralcollege at warwick dot ac dot uk.

When is my viva?

The Doctoral College are not involved in the viva process. Please contact your department.

What happens after I submit my hard bound thesis?

As soon as all paperwork is completed and we have a final bound thesis with a CD, your name will be placed on a pass list for Steering to approve your award. You will be notified by email within 5 working days of Steering approval that your award is conferred.

What is the deadline to be eligible to attend the Summer Degree Congregation in Summer 2019?

Thesis examination must be completed and hard bound thesis and CD submitted by Friday 14 June 2019.

Is the University PhD framework of ten days compulsory?

There is a strong expectation of engagement with Professional Development Training, especially if you are a Research Council funded student.
However there is no consequence to your PhD from Warwick if you don't complete the ten days (or pro-rata for part time PGRs) each year. It is a supporting framework so you can engage with your professional development and skills fairly and equitably. More information can be found on our PD FAQs.

If you are Research Council funded student we advise checking with your funding body in the first instance.

Warwick SkillsForge is for PG research students only (MPhil/PhD or Masters by Research). You cannot log into Warwick SkillsForge if you are:

  • a Postgraduate Taught (PGT) student - this normally includes 1+3
  • or Postdoctoral Fellow (member of staff).

If you are a PGR and are still experiencing problems, please contact pgrdevelopment at warwick dot ac dot uk.

What is the current fee for external examiner for PhD?

The current fee for an internal examiner for PhD = £184.00

What is the current fee for an internal examiner for a PhD?

The current fee for an internal examiner for PhD = £125.00

What could hold up payment of fees?

Fees can be held up due to a number of items but normally it is because of non receipt of reports, unsigned forms, and original receipts missing.

What is the current mileage rate?

The current mileage rate is £0.45 per mile.

How do you send out theses to examiners?

Internal examiners receive theses via university internal post and external examiners receive via DHL.