Pre-Submission Review (Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Sciences Students Only)
The Pre-Submission Review is the final progress milestone you will complete prior to submission of your thesis for examination.
The purpose of the review is to ensure that you are on track to formulate, within the timeframe for your degree:
- a thesis that is well written and structured;
- likely to satisfy the academic standards necessary for submission and examination; and
- has adequately managed any opposing schools of thought within the discipline
In some Schools, the review will involve the presentation of a seminar on your research and/or attendance of the review panel.
In all cases, the review provides an opportunity for you to receive constructive criticism and advice from the broader discipline area. The review panel will provide feedback on any areas of concern brought to light during their review of the written information you have provided and where a seminar has been presented, for the panel to evaluate your ability to communicate the purpose and outcomes of your research.
The due date for the Pre-Submission Review is the 31 October. For Faculty of Arts students, it replaces the Annual Review of Progress for all students who have completed a minimum of 36 months of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) candidature in the case of the PhD, and 21 months of FTE candidature in the case of the Masters. For Faculty of Sciences students, it replaces the Annual Review of Progress for all students who have completed a minimum of 33 months of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) candidature in the case of the PhD, and 21 months of FTE candidature in the case of the Masters.
At the School's discretion, any student who is likely to submit prior to 31 October of the following year may be directed to complete a Pre-Submission Review in place of an Annual Review for the current year.