You then have a formal discussion with your supervisor, and sometimes the Advisor.
The major government grant-giving bodies expect all our full-time students to complete within a maximum of four years.
On satisfactory completion of the dissertation proposal, a recommendation for advancement towards candidacy will be forwarded to the graduate school.
The main purpose of the thesis proposal defence is to enable the Ph. student make a position statement with respect to the thesis problem, outline a hypothesis and present a timeline for completion of the thesis. A doctoral supervisory committee is formed by the supervisor in consultation with the student.
Although it might sound like a scary process, this is your chance to shine and show off how much work you have done during your first year and how your research is coming along!
It’s also a chance to discuss any problems, issues, or worries you may have with your research in a formal setting, though you will have ample opportunity to do this with your supervisor before the third term RAE.
Become familiar with the Graduate School of Education's Dissertation Guidelines.
Formatting your dissertation using these guidelines from the start will save you time.
In order to help you stay on track, we ask that every full-time candidate undergo an assessment exercise in the Lent Term of their third year of research.
You submit a one- to two-page synopsis of your dissertation together with a timetable for completion.