7.3 Conferment of research degrees

Where a research degree is awarded without amendments, the conferment date is the date of the viva. Where minor or major amendments are required, the conferment date of the award is the date the examiners sign off all revisions as being satisfactory. In the case of resubmission and re-examination where a second viva is not held, the date of the award is the date on the letter or email, submitted by all the examiners, confirming that the thesis is satisfactory and that the degree may be conferred. 

Copies of the thesis submitted for examination shall remain the property of the University but the copyright in the thesis is vested in the candidate.