On the following pages, Supervisors will be able to access the examiner nomination form, as well as the forms to be completed by students wishing to submit a soft-bound or hard-bound thesis.

Research Degree Examiners can also find the report forms to be completed when examining a research degree, including the forms to state what corrections must be made and to certify completion of corrections and the Research Degree Examiner's expense claim form.

Examiners and Schools will also be able to access the Sharepoint system for submitting Nomination of Examiners and Examiner reports for approval of the Quality Assurance Committee

Thesis Submission

Submission and Examination of Research Theses

Reports and Forms

You can access the relevant examiner reports in the following links.Reports related to the viva and resubmissions must be submitted for approval through the PG Nomination of Examiners and Examiner Reports Sharepoint system.

A full step by step guide to submitting your reports can be found here.

 

 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Degree of Master of Philosophy

One year Research Master’s (MSc, MLitt etc)

Degree of Doctor of Medicine

Amendments

External Examiner Expenses

External examiners for research degrees

The following information refers to External Examiners for Postgraduate Research Students.  Information for External Examining at Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate level can be found here

GUIDANCE ON EXAMINATION PROCESS

External Examiners for Research Degrees are asked to consult the information on Examining Research Degrees, which can be found in the Academic Quality Handbook.

This information outlines the process of examination of Postgraduate Research Students at the University and what is expected of Examiners. 

EXAMINATION FEE

External Examiners for Research Degrees are eligible for the following fees:

First submission and viva:

  • PhD/MD - £115
  • Master’s - £75

Resubmission:

  • PhD/MD - £57.50
  • Master’s - £37.50

EXPENSES

External Examiners for Research Degrees can claim expenses incurred whilst undertaking the viva examination.

All reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, including those incurred in relation to essential visits to the University, will be paid on production of a completed expenses claim form and original copies of the appropriate, itemised receipts (please note that the completed expenses claim form must contain the claimant’s original signature and only original copies of receipts are permitted).  Expenses are not subject to income tax. Examiners should refer to the University’s Expenses and Benefits Policy for guidance on what constitutes ‘reasonable' expenses.

PROCESS FOR CLAIMING EXPENSES AND EXAMINATION FEE

Examiners for Research Degrees are required to complete an expense claim form

A copy of the expense claim form must be submitted, along with copies of receipts, to the relevant school contact.  The letter that accompanies the thesis will detail the relevant School.  The contacts for each School are as follows:

SCHOOL WHO TO SEND YOUR FORM TO OR CONTACT FOR QUERIES

Biological Sciences

Ms Elaine McColl
(sbsteaching@abdn.ac.uk)

Business

Dr Nathalie Kemp 
(pgrbus@abdn.ac.uk)

Divinity, History and Philosophy

Ms Kate Smith
(k.a.smith@abdn.ac.uk)

Education

Ms Sarah Milne
(sarah.milne@abdn.ac.uk)

Cc: Dr Carol Hickman
(carol.hickman@abdn.ac.uk)

Engineering

Ms Avril Rossiter
(arossiter@abdn.ac.uk)

Geosciences

Ms Ann Simpson
(a.simpson@abdn.ac.uk)

Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Dr Julia Kotzur
(julia.kotzur@abdn.ac.uk)

Law

Ms Carol Lawrie
(lawschoolexternalexaminers@abdn.ac.uk)

Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Mrs Karen Slesser
(k.e.slesser@abdn.ac.uk)

Natural and Computing Sciences

ncs.office@abdn.ac.uk

Psychology

Mrs Rhona Moore
(r.moore@abdn.ac.uk)

Social Science

Ms Pam Thomson
(pam.thomson@abdn.ac.uk)

Cc: Ms Jill Davis
(j.davies@abdn.ac.uk