PhD Viva Guide - A Springboard for your PhD Viva Preparation

This guide was launched by the Registrar and Deputy President, An tOllamh Nollaig Mac Congáil on the 24th May 2012.

This PhD Viva Guide - A Springboard for your PhD Viva Preparation was produced by Dr Ann Torres in consultation with the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the former Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Pat Morgan.

This guide aims to support PhD students in preparing for their oral examination, taking into consideration best practice internationally and the university guidelines for research degree programmes.   The motivation for developing such a resource is the recognition that PhD candidates’ need to understand what is involved in the Viva process.  Candidates can experience considerable fear around the preparation for their viva.  This guide is to give practical help and “demystify the process” by compiling useful advice for PhD candidates.

You can view this guide at: PhD Viva Guide - A Springboard for your PhD Viva Preparation
(you can request a hardcopy version of this guide by emailing sandra.donohue@nuigalway.ie)

This e-guide is available in Irish at Treoir Maidir le Viva PhD‌.