Confirmation of Registration

Please note: the EdD and DBA are not recruiting at this time.

As well as meeting the requirements of the structured programme, EdD and DBA students as with all other doctoral students, are required to undergo an oral defence and submit a honed research proposal as prerequisites for confirmation of thesis registration. This normally takes place once the course and any practicum work has satisfactorily been completed.

Prospective Candidates

Prospective candidates should:

Main Supervisor

Main supervisors should:

Programme Director/Coordinator

Programme Director/Coordinator should:

  • Work with student to organise a confirmation committee and assume overall responsibility for the confirmation event, ensuring that it occurs to the deadline notified by the Graduate Research School and that all relevant paperwork is distributed to members of the committee
  • Complete and return the Confirmation Report for DBA and EdD Candidates requested by the Graduate Research School

Convenor of the Confirmation Committee

Convenor of the Confirmation Committee should:

Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) or Graduate  Research School Administration (GRS)

GRS will send a reminder to the candidate, main supervisor and the Head of Unit two months prior to the due date. The DRC will review the confirmation committee’s report and do one of the following: grant full registration; require the confirmation of registration be deferred for a maximum of 6 months beyond the due-date; or, terminate the candidature. A deferral cannot exceed 6 months from the original due-date. The candidate and academic unit may be required to repeat part or all of the confirmation event. There can only be one deferral.

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