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 SPRING GRADUATION 2021

Postgraduate research students who wish to be considered by the Spring 2021 Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees on 20th to 22nd January 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:

Spring Graduation 2021 Submission Deadline
- PGR4 Intention to Submit for Examination 14th August 2020

*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
22nd October 2020
- 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)
6th January 2021
- PGR12 E-Thesis Declaration 6th January 2021
- PGR8 Temporary Restriction of Access (where required)  6th January 2021
- PGR6 Examination Report
To be submitted to Registry by Independent Chairperson/Internal Examiner
6th January 2021
 

 

SUBMISSION DATES FOR AUTUMN GRADUATION 2021

These dates are yet to be confirmed. 

  

REGISTRY SUBMISSION DATES FOR PGR FORMS

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                                 
15 October 2020
October 2020
26 November 2020 December 2020
17 December 2020 January 2021
11 February 2021 February 2021
25 March 2021 April 2021
29 April 2021 May 2021
3 June 2021 June 2021
13 August 2021 August 2021

 

 POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH FORMS

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 (PDF)

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 relevant sections in Schools / Research Centres List for more information. 
 
The University is moving to a new student application portal on 30th November 2020. Applications for entry to a postgraduate research programme normally via PAC (closed 30th October 2020) can be made from 30th November 2020 onwards.
PGR2
Annual Progress Report
Deadline is 17th July 2020 for Academic Year 2019/2020 - 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 Schedule of Meetings 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 Schedule of Meetings 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.