Thesis Submission Deadlines

E-thesis Submission for Examination Deadlines

  • Students with a July start date, the deadline is Fri 2nd July 2021
  • Students with an October start date, the deadline is Fri 2nd October 2020
  • Students with a January start date, the deadline is Fri 8th January 2021
  • Students with an April start date, the deadline is Fri 2nd April 2021

Submission of the thesis should be made ONLINE HERE

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.

Final E-thesis Submission Deadlines and Eligibility for Conferring

To be eligible to graduate at a conferring ceremony, you must first have submitted your e-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 2020/2021Deadline for final e-thesis submission Student is then eligible to graduate in the 
following conferring ceremony 
10th July 2020 15th July 2020 02nd September 2020 Autumn 2020
14th August 2020 19th August 2020 02nd September 2020 Autumn 2020
02nd October 2020 07th October 2020 16th December 2020 Spring 2021
13th November 2020 18th November 2020 16th December 2020 Spring 2021
15th January 2021 20th January 2021 05th May 2021 Summer 2021
12th February 2021 17th February 2021 05th May 2021 Summer 2021 
26th March 2021 31st March 2021 05th May 2021 Summer 2021
28th May 2021 2nd June 2021 01st  September 2021 Autumn 2021
09th July 2021 14th July 2021 01st  September 2021 Autumn 2021
13th August 2021 18th August 2021 01st  September 2021 Autumn 2021

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 final e-thesis to the UCC Library via CORA, the University's online repository, at least one month in advance of the conferring ceremony. 

If you have questions on your conferrings, please contact conferrings@ucc.ie 

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