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At confirmation candidates are assessed on their ability to defend the research for their doctorate. The confirmation due-date is within 12 months of the provisional registration start-date for full-time PhD students, and within 18 months of the start-date for part-time PhD students. The latest confirmation due-date is 12 months after the provisional registration start-date for DClinPsych candidates, who must be full-time students.
Main supervisors should:
Head of Academic Unit should:
GRS will send a reminder to the candidate, main supervisor and Head of Unit two months prior to the due date. The DRC will review the confirmation committee’s report and do one of the following: grant full registration; require the confirmation of registration be extended for a maximum of 6 months beyond the due-date; ask the candidate to withdraw from study; or, terminate the candidature. The candidate and academic unit may be required to repeat part or all of the confirmation event. Only one extension is allowed.
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Last updated on Monday 16 January 2017