Guidance for research degree examiners

Thank you for agreeing to examine our research degree candidates.

Below you will find the key documents and forms you require for the role. There is also guidance for independent chairs, information on academic regulations, and resources for examiners' fees and expenses.

Research degree examination information

Key documents

Forms to be submitted by both Examiners

Please note: internal examiners should also refer to the StaffSpace Research Degrees page.

Additional guidance for Independent Chairs

The Independent Chair for the examination will be responsible for ensuring and attesting to the proper and fair conduct of the examination and for facilitating any essential communications between the candidate and the examiners that may be necessary after the oral examination, e.g. clarification on a required correction.

Academic regulations

The General Regulations for Students (GR1) and other policy documents, including the appeals (AR9) and complaints (GR2) procedures, are available on the University's policies and regulations page, available by clicking the blue button below.

Examiners fees and expenses

Examiners will be paid a fixed fee for each candidate as follows:

  • £200 for Doctoral Research degrees (PhD, Edd, PhD by prior publication, DBA, Prof Doc in Occ & Bus Psyc)
  • £150 for Masters by Research Degrees

The payment of the examination fee will be made following the submission of a claim. At this point, Examiners may also claim travel and subsistence expenses incurred providing the corresponding receipts are supplied.

Templates for travel and subsistence claims

Contact us

If you have any feedback or questions about the examination process, email