Thesis Submission Deadlines

Soft-Bound Thesis Submission Deadlines

  • Students with a July start date, the deadline is Fri 5th July 2019, 12.30 pm
  • Students with an October start date, the deadline is Fri 4th October 2019, 12.30 pm
  • Students with a January start date, the deadline is Fri 3rd January 2020, 12.30 pm
  • Students with an April start date, the deadline is Fri 3rd April 2020, 12.30 pm

Submission of thesis should be made to the Graduate Studies Office in the mornings from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm (Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri); 10.30 am – 12.30 pm (Thursday). The Graduate Studies Office is located on the 2nd Floor West Wing, The Quad, Main Campus, UCC. 

It may take up to three weeks for your thesis to be processed and sent to the examiners.  You should take this into account when planning your thesis submission and a date for your viva.  However, if you submit in the weeks before the final deadline, your thesis submission should be processed very quickly.

Hard-Bound Thesis Submission Deadlines and Eligibility for Conferring

To be eligible to graduate at a conferring ceremony, you must first have submitted your soft-bound thesis for examination. Following the examination, the examiners' report must be approved by the Academic Council Graduate Studies Committee (ACGSC).

Please plan ahead for your final submission and graduation according to these dates. 

Deadline for examiners' reports to be 
submitted to the GSO for consideration at ACGSC
ACGSC dates 2018/2019Deadline for hard-bound thesis submission Student is then eligible to graduate in the
following conferring ceremony 
22 August 2018 29 August 2018 12 September 2018 Autumn (October 2018)
03 October 2018 10 October 2018 16 January 2019  Spring (February 2019)
05 December 2018 10 December 2018 16 January 2019 Spring (February 2019)
16 January 2019 23 January 2019 15 May 2019 Summer (June 2019)
27 March 2019 03 April 2019 15 May 2019  Summer (June 2019) 
24 April 2019 01 May 2019 (subgroup) 15 May 2019 Summer (June 2019) 
17 June 2019 19 June 2019 11 September 2019  Autumn (October 2019)
17 July 2019 24 July 2019 11 September 2019 Autumn (October 2019) 
20 November 2019 Early September - TBC 18 December 2019  Spring 2020 

A candidate's conferring is dependent on his/her examiners' report being approved at a particular meeting. Subsequent to approval at ACGSC, a candidate must submit their hardbound thesis at least one month in advance of the conferring ceremony. 

If you have questions on your conferrings, please contact 

Graduate Studies Office

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2nd Floor, West Wing, Main Quad, UCC , T12 YN60

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