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SUBMISSION DATES FOR AUTUMN GRADUATION 2020
Postgraduate research students who wish to be considered by the Autumn 2020 Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees on 30th Sep-2nd October 2020 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 2020||Submission Deadline|
|- PGR4 Intention to Submit for Examination||2nd April 2020|
- 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
|29th June 2020|
- Two copies of Final Hardbound Thesis
Front Cover and Spine to show calendar year ‘2020’ (year in which the Faculty
Awards Board for Research Degrees approves the award ref Sec 9.4.4 of regs)
|11th September 2020|
|- PGR8 Temporary Restriction of Access (where required)||11th September 2020|
|- PGR12 E-Thesis Submission Declaration||11th September 2020|
|- PGR6 Examination Report|
To be submitted to Registry by Independent Chairperson/Internal Examiner
|11th September 2020|
SUBMISSION DATES FOR SPRING 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|
|16 August 2019||September 2019|
|10 October 2019||October 2019|
|21 November 2019||December 2019|
|2 January 2020||January 2020|
|13 February 2020||February 2020|
|02 April 2020||April 2020|
|30 April 2020||May 2020|
|4 June 2020||June 2020|
|14 August 2020||August 2020|
|15 October 2020||October 2020|
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. All applicants should apply online via PAC at www.pac.ie .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.