Set yourself strict deadlines. The external examiner must be from outside of the university. Return to page content. The Graduate Program Assistant will send your copies away for binding and let you know when they’re ready for pick-up. Preliminary thesis proposal and work plan:
If this is the case, you will likely want the Faculty of Graduate Studies to withhold your work from publication in UVicSpace. A thesis is an academic exercise and that it is designed to teach you things that you cannot easily learn in any other way. Note that there is some time between your thesis submission and the defence the External Examiner is allowed 20 business days to read the thesis. If you have your proposal which serves as your draft introductory chapter and about half the body of the thesis written by mid-April, you will be in good shape. At this time of the year, you will be trying to finish papers for your courses marking TA assignments if you have a TA position. You may have turned up facts that you did not anticipate finding. The first thing you should do is to moderate your own expectations.
The following gives you a general ideal of tasks involved in drfence the oral. UVicSpace is like a virtual shelf of published theses and dissertations on the library website.
No further communication regarding the student or the thesis should occur between the External Examiner and the supervisor, committee members, or student prior to the oral defense.
You are aiming for November.
Oral examinations – University of Victoria
Skip to global menu. When the members of your supervisory committee are satisfied that you have a defensible thesis, they will sign a Request for Oral Examination. Return to global menu. Ask a colleague to uvif through the pages, looking for anything that is displaying oddly: Return to primary navigation. Return to page content.
Thesis and dissertation
Graduate Studies will provide the External Examiner and examination chair with a copy of your dissertation. Full details are available in the calendar.
Skip to primary navigation. The Graduate Program Assistant will prepare two forms and give them to your supervisor to take to the oral:.
Webcast begins at minute You will need to do a good deal of background reading to prepare yourself for your thesis research. Skip to page content.
Although you may lack the experience to do more than a little bit in your Master’s thesis, the point is to do that little bit as uvkc as you can, and to learn what you need to know, in order to do more serious research and writing in the future.
Skip to page content. You will make a 15 minute presentation in which you summarize your thesis, offer any thoughts that might help to contextualize it, and comment on related lines of research that could be taken up at tnesis stage.
Doctorate oral exam announcements – University of Victoria
You will be using a foil: Sign and submit the completed request for oral examination form to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. You may decide to abandon the field research component simply because it is too difficult to do the field research in the time you defdnce available.
Details can be found on the following pages:.
Before you begin reading or writing anything, ask yourself how the work might contribute to your thesis. Your supervisor will be helping you to cefence out what to do with the various comments.
The Graduate Program Assistant will prepare two forms and give them to your supervisor to take to the oral: Skip to secondary navigation. Please note that the final oral examining committee must include at least one person from outside the home academic unit.
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Your supervisor should be giving you comments and advice on bits and pieces of your work as you go along. The Library keeps electronic copies of all Master’s theses that have been completed.
Expect to be asked to do some revisions after the examination. If your thesis is larger than Mb or you have appendices or ancillary information for the examiners such as a performance video you will have to bring your thesis and ancillary materials to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies appropriately formatted on a DVD.
The room is then cleared of all spectators and the candidate, while the committee confers and comes to a decision.
You will have entered the program with some ideas about what you might do in the way of thesis research. The defense will last about 2 hours. Return to page content.