Over the course of a full programme of study, students may experience a variety of assessment formats, for example, practical tasks, essays, portfolios of work, oral presentations, laboratory reports, projects/dissertations, and online tests. Examinations may also take a range of formats, and be 1, 2 or 3 hours in length, as appropriate to the knowledge and skills being assessed.
Research degree students have a defined programme of study, with specified progression milestones which must be met, as appropriate for the year of study they are undertaking. Timely progression through the stages of the programme is supported by their supervisory team and Faculty Postgraduate Research Tutor, monitored by the Research Degrees Committee and its Subject Sub-committees. Assessment and examination for the final award is undertaken by thesis and viva examination.