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 1st October 2021
  • Students with a January start date, the deadline is Fri 7th January 2022
  • Students with an April start date, the deadline is Fri 1st April 2022

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 2021/22Deadline for final e-thesis submission Student is then eligible to graduate in the 
following conferring ceremony 
13th August 2021 18th August 2021 (sub-committee) 01st  September 2021 Autumn 2021
17th September 2021 22nd September 2021 22nd December 2021 Spring 2022
12th November 2021 17th November 2021 22nd December 2021 Spring 2022
03rd December 2021 08th December 2021 (sub-committee) 22nd December 2021 Spring 2022
14th January 2022 19th January 2022 04th May 2022 Summer 2022
18th March 2022 23rd March 2022 04th May 2022 Summer 2022
15th April 2022 20th April 2022 (sub-committee) 04th May 2022 Summer 2022
13th May 2022 18th May 2022 31st August 2022 Autumn 2022
17th June 2022 22nd June 2022 (sub-committee) 31st August 2022 Autumn 2022
12th August 2022 17th August 2022 31st August 2022 Autumn 2022

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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