Examiners and chairs

The Research Degrees Handbook gives you all the processes and procedures regarding research degrees at the University of Plymouth. Our academic rules and regulations are available on the university's Student regulations, policies and procedures page; including those on the roles of examiners and viva voce examinations.

If you are a Chairperson, please look at our Guidelines for Chairs document. Examiners should look at our Notes of guidance for PGR examiners.

You'll find the Research Degree Candidate (RDC) forms to be completed before and after the viva voce examination belowExternal examiners - you can also download a contract for appointment which you'll need to sign and return to the Doctoral College. If you want to claim for expenses or give feedback, you can find the relevant documents on this page.

View the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education – Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (full version). An extract from this document, which must be complied with by examiners when examining research degrees, can be found in the document section below.

Need further assistance?

Please contact the Doctoral College at doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk - we're happy to help.