Postgraduate Research | Registry

NOTICE: If you intend to submit a softbound thesis for examination or a final hardbound thesis, please make contact with us at postgraduate.research@dcu.ie for further instructions. 

SUBMISSION DATES FOR AUTUMN GRADUATION 2021

Postgraduate research students who wish to be considered by the Autumn 2021 Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees on 29th September to 1st October 2021 must ensure that the documentation listed below is submitted to Student Awards, Registry (Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus) at the latest by the dates shown:

Autumn Graduation 2021 Submission Deadline
- PGR4 Intention to Submit for Examination 25th March 2021

*There is an adjusted process for this stage - please contact postgraduate.research@dcu.ie

- Two Copies of Softbound Thesis for Examination, together with, 

- One Electronic PDF Copy (entitled with I.D. Number & date on USB)

- PGR7 Thesis Access Consent

28th June 2021

- Two copies of Final Hardbound Thesis

Front Cover and Spine to show calendar year ‘2021’ (year in which the Faculty

Awards Board for Research Degrees approves the award ref Sec 9.4.4 of regs)

9th September 2021
- PGR12 E-Thesis Declaration 9th September2021
- PGR8 Temporary Restriction of Access (where required)  9th September 2021
- PGR6 Examination Report
To be submitted to Registry by Independent Chairperson/Internal Examiner
9th September 2021
 

  

SUBMISSION DATES FOR SPRING GRADUATION 2022

Postgraduate research students who wish to be considered by the Spring 2022 Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees on 26th to 28th January 2022 must ensure that the documentation listed below is submitted to Student Awards, Registry (Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus) at the latest by the dates shown:

Spring Graduation 2022 Submission Deadline
- PGR4 Intention to Submit for Examination 13th August 2021

*There is an adjusted process for this stage - please contact postgraduate.research@dcu.ie

- Two Copies of Softbound Thesis for Examination, together with, 

- One Electronic PDF Copy (entitled with I.D. Number & date on USB)

- PGR7 Thesis Access Consent

28th October 2021

- Two copies of Final Hardbound Thesis

Front Cover and Spine to show calendar year ‘2022’ (year in which the Faculty

Awards Board for Research Degrees approves the award ref Sec 9.4.4 of regs)

12th January 2022
- PGR12 E-Thesis Declaration 12th January 2022
- PGR8 Temporary Restriction of Access (where required)  12th January 2022
- PGR6 Examination Report
To be submitted to Registry by Independent Chairperson/Internal Examiner
12th January 2022
 

  

The dates by which PGR forms must be received in Registry for consideration by the Graduate Research Studies Board are as follows:

Registry PGR Form Submission Deadline  GRSB Meeting                                 
13 August 2021 August 2021
07 October 2021 October 2021
18 November 2021 December 2021
06 January 2022 January 2022
03 February 2022 February 2022
16 March 2022 March 2022
14 April 2022 April 2022
12 May 2022 May 2022
04 August 2022 August 2022

 

 A description of each postgraduate research (PGR) form can be found below. If you wish to download a PGR form, please click here

  One Page Guide to Forms

PGR form Submission Date

Postgraduate Research Application

There are no closing dates for the majority of research applicants (although this may be subject to change). Deadlines can apply for professional doctorate programmes. See the Making a Postgraduate Research Application section for more information. 

PGR2

Annual Progress Report

Deadline is usually by the end of June - Please check the Academic Calendar for this years submission date - Please follow this link to the PGR2 Online System 

All continuing students (including final year, card fee registrations and recent transfers) must submit a PGR2 by the deadline each year.

PGR3

Application for Confirmation on, or Transfer to the PhD Register

No earlier than one year after initial registration but, at most, after twenty-one months research for full-time students and at an appropriate corresponding time for part-time students.

The completed form should be submitted to Registry at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting of the Graduate Research Studies Board (GRSB) – see Registry Submission Dates for PGR Forms above for relevant dates.

PGR4

Notification of Intention to Submit for Examination

Candidates are required to give at least 3 months notice of their intention to submit for examination. See key dates for graduation ceremonies above.

The completed form and a typed 300-word abstract that includes the candidate's name and student number should be submitted to Registry at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting of the Graduate Research Studies Board (GRSB) – see Registry Submission Dates for PGR Forms above for relevant dates.

PGR6

Examination Report for the Award of a Higher Degree 

The completed form should be submitted to Registry in advance of the Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees (FABRD) and should only be delivered by the Independent Chairperson / Internal Examiner.  See key dates for graduation ceremonies above.

PGR7

Thesis Access Consent

Candidates are required to complete and submit this form to Registry at the time of submission of the thesis for examination. See key dates for graduation ceremonies above.

PGR8

Application for Restriction of Access to Thesis

Candidates may request and obtain temporary restriction of access up to a maximum of four years for sufficient cogent reasons. An application for the restriction of access must be approved and signed by the student's supervisor. The completed form should be submitted to Registry in advance of the Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees (FABRD). See key dates for graduation ceremonies above.

PGR12

E-Thesis Submission Declaration

One additional copy of the thesis must be submitted in electronic format, uploaded to a secure web space (DORAS, Library Repository) by the Principal Supervisor. The candidate will be required to sign the completed form and it should be submitted to Registry in advance of the Faculty Awards Board for Research Degrees (FABRD) meeting. See key dates for graduation ceremonies above.