Resources for MPhil/PhD Students

IALS Research Student Conference Fund

Purpose of the Fund

The principal aim of the PhD Student Conference Fund is to facilitate research at national and international levels by making available the opportunity to present IALS graduate research work in national and international conferences


In order to apply to this Fund you must be:

A graduate research student, namely a student registered for MPhil or PhD study at the IALS

With a paper accepted for presentation at a national or international conference which is endorsed by your supervisor as crucial for your research study

Research Degree Examinations: Information for Students

The PhD Examination Entry form should be submitted 4 - 6 months ahead of your thesis submission. This gives your Supervisor sufficient time to nominate your Examiners and to set a date for your viva.

All forms may be obtained from the School of Advanced Study website. Please have your login ready. If you are unsure of login details, please contact the IALS Student Administrator for details of how to obtain the forms.

Please make sure that your supervisor has signed the form and submit it together with the Description of Thesis form, and the Reproduction of Thesis form to your Student Administrator/Postgraduate Student Officer.

Once you are ready to submit, please make sure you have read the Instructions for Submission and Binding your Theses before sending your theses to be bound. (List of binders).

Once the theses are bound and ready to submit, please return them to Research Degrees Examination Office together with the Abstract and the Word Limit forms.

For information on preparing for the viva, please see: What can I do to prepare for my viva?

Research Degree Examinations: Information for Supervisors

When you are happy that your student is almost ready to submit their thesis, you will need to think about nominating the Examiners and setting a date for the Viva.

Guidance for Examiners on the Conduct of Examinations

Download guidance notes

The Examiner Nomination form should be completed and sent together with the nominees CVs to the Registrar, Room 248, South Block, Senate House, Malet Street, London.  WC1E 7HU.

Page last updated: 1st February 2018