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At confirmation candidates are assessed on their ability to defend the research for their doctorate. The confirmation due-date is within 12 months of the provisional registration start-date for full-time PhD students, and within 18 months of the start-date for part-time PhD students. The latest confirmation due-date is 12 months after the provisional registration start-date for DClinPsych candidates, who must be full-time students.
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The Graduate Research School will send a reminder to the candidate, primary supervisor and Head of Unit two months prior to the due date. The Doctoral Research Committee will review the confirmation committee’s report and do one of the following:
The candidate and academic unit may be required to repeat part or all of the confirmation event. Only one extension is allowed.
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Last updated on Tuesday 30 April 2019