Swansea University

10. Assessment of Degree

This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for Research Students.

10.1

Candidates for the degree of Master of Arts by Research/Master of Science by Research shall be examined in two parts:

  1. The first part shall take the form of a thesis embodying the methods and results of the research project. All theses should be presented in accordance with the University’s Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for Research Students.
  2. The second part shall take the form of an oral examination (viva voce) as detailed in paragraph 15 below.

10.2

The Head of College may delegate the administrative tasks concerning the submission and examination of a thesis to a member of their staff and shall also nominate a Chair of the Examining Board. The Chair should be a member of staff of the College with appropriate experience who has not been otherwise directly involved with the supervision of the candidate.

10.3

The Examining Board may require the candidate to sit a written examination.

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