To access this online Research Thesis Exam System, please click on
(Please see important information on interim process below while online system inaccessible)

PhD/MD only - Once you access the link above, you have the option to select the Irish version of this online form by clicking on "Leagan Gaeilge" which is located at the top left hand corner of the webpage. 

 Supervisor_Guide (PhD and MD)  *Internal_Examiner_Guide (PhD and MD)
 Supervisor_Guide (Research Masters)  Internal_Examiner_Guide (Research Masters)
Chairperson_Guide (PhD and MD)  *External_Examiner_Guide (PhD and MD)

IMPORTANT - Interim process for research degree exams while online system inaccessible

* PhD/MD Examiners - Please find template for Independent Pre-Viva Report below
(Click on GS form no.):
GS 060  Examiner’s Independent Pre-Viva Report for PhD and MD Students
GS 060 
Tuarascáil Neamhspleách Réamh-Viva an Scrúdaitheora do Mhic Léinn PhD agus MD 

Recommendations for conducting a postgraduate research degree viva virtually

If you have any questions on the system please email

Dates of Academic Council Standing Committee meetings for 2021/22 (Sept 21  - June 22 period)

  • 29th September 2021
  • 1st December 2021
  • 27th January 2022
  • 28th March 2022
  • 2nd June 2022