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/MPhil - £75

 

Resubmission:

 

PhD/MD - £57.50

Master’s/MPhil - £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 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

 

The expense claim form must be submitted hard copy, with original 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 CONTACT FOR QUERIES

WHERE TO SEND EXPENSE CLAIMS

Biological Sciences

Ms Cassie Scott

(sbsteaching@abdn.ac.uk)

Ms C Scott

University of Aberdeen

School of Biological Sciences

Zoology Building

King’s College campus

Aberdeen

AB24 2TZ

Business

Ms Julia Braik

(Julia.braik@abdn.ac.uk)

 

Cc: Ms Nicki Duncan

(n.duncan@abdn.ac.uk)

 

Ms Julia Braik

University of Aberdeen

Business School

Edward Wright Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3QY

Divinity, History and Philosophy

Ms Kate Smith

(k.a.smith@abdn.ac.uk)

Ms K Brebner

University of Aberdeen

School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

50 – 52 College Bounds

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3DS

Education

Dr Carol Hickman

(carol.hickman@abdn.ac.uk)

 

Cc: Sharon Sandison

(s.sandison@abdn.ac.uk

Dr Carol Hickman

University of Aberdeen

School of Education

School Office

MacRobert Building

King’ College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 5UA

Engineering

Ms Avril Rossiter

(arossiter@abdn.ac.uk)

Ms Avril Rossiter

University of Aberdeen

School of Engineering

Fraser Noble Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3UE

Geosciences

Ms Ann Simpson

(a.simpson@abdn.ac.uk)

University of Aberdeen

School of Geosciences

Room G05H

Meston Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3UE

Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Dr Julia Kotzur

(julia.kotzur@abdn.ac.uk)

Dr J Kotzur

University of Aberdeen

School of Language, Music and Visual Culture

Room A05 – 13

Taylor Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3UB

Law

Ms Carol Lawrie

(lawschoolexternalexaminers@abdn.ac.uk)

School of Law External Examiners

University of Aberdeen

School of Law

Taylor Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3UB

Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Mrs Karen Slesser

(k.e.slesser@abdn.ac.uk)

Mrs Karen Slesser

University of Aberdeen

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Polwarth Building

Foresterhill Campus

Aberdeen

AB25 2ZD

Natural and computing Sciences

ncs.office@abdn.ac.uk

University of Aberdeen

School of Natural and Computing Sciences

School Office

Meston Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3UE

Psychology

Mrs Rhona Moore

(r.moore@abdn.ac.uk)

University of Aberdeen

School of Psychology

William Guild Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

Social Science

Ms Pam Thomson

(pam.thomson@abdn.ac.uk)

 

Cc: Ms Jill Davis

(j.davies@abdn.ac.uk

University of Aberdeen

School of Social Science

Edward Wright Building

King’s College Campus

Aberdeen

AB24 3QY