Postgraduate Research (PGR) Thesis Submission:
Deadlines, Processes and
University Examination Board Information 2023 and Spring 2024.

Please Note: All Research Postgraduate students who intend to submit their thesis for examination should review the detailed information and up-to-date processes. All research students must submit an electronic copy of their thesis in conjunction with the final hardbound copies.  Further details on the Viva Voce (Oral) Examination: A Guide for Doctoral Students, the embargo process and electronic submission and the use of the University of Limerick Logo are available below.

General queries relating to Postgraduate Research (PGR) Thesis Submission can be submitted to GPSResearch@ul.ie

The links below provide additional and up-to-date information on the following:

Please note:

The University of Limerick ( UL Logo ) which conforms to the University's corporate specifications should be used at the top of the title page inside the cover of the thesis. 

From the September Board 2020 onwards; the colour of the cover boards for the hardbound final version of a PhD thesis shall be UL Heritage Green and black for a Research Master’s thesis.

The codes listed below are relevant to the binders (printers) for selection of the correct pantone colour for UL Heritage Green:

•             PANTONE 3308 CP, CMYK 94.28.74.73, RGB 3.70.56, HEX 003726.

For further detailed information on the requirements for the Preparation and Submission of Master’s and Doctoral Theses, please see handbook of  academic regulations and procedures  Ch.5 appendix 2 .

Listed below are the dates and deadlines relating to the University's Examination Boards 2023 and Spring Examination Board 2024

The deadline for submission of final hardbound theses (or a Final PDF version of the final theses where acccess to the University is limited) by Research Masters and PhD Candidates to the Graduate School for consideration at the Summer Examination Board Final Monday 22 May 2023.

A Final PDF version must be submitted to email marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie by Monday 22 May 2023. 

The Summer Examination Board is scheduled for Thursday 8 June 2023.

Final hardbound copies of the Theses must be submitted to Marie Beaumont Graduate and Professional Studies, Engineering Research Building (Level 2). The dates for submission of the two hardbound copies will be communicated at a later stage. 

For any further queries please contact via email marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie  or Tel 061- 233273 

Please Note:

  • Postgraduate research students presented at the June 2023 Examination Board will be conferred August 2023.

The deadline for submission of final hardbound theses (or a Final PDF version of the final theses, where the  access to the University is limited) by Research Masters and PhD candidates to the Graduate School for consideration at the Autumn Examination Board is Thursday TBC September 2023. 

A final PDF version must be submitted via email  to marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie  by Thursday TBC September 2023.

The Autumn Examination Board is Schedule for Thursday TBC September 2023.

Final hardbound copies of the Theses must be submitted to Marie Beaumont Graduate and Professional Studies, Engineering Research Building (Level 2). The dates for submission of the two final hardbound copies thesis will be communicated at a later stage.

For any further queries please contact via email marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie or Tel 061- 233273 

Please Note:

  • postgraduate research students presented at the Sept Examination Board 2023 will be conferred in January 2024

The deadline for submission of final hardbound theses (or a Final PDF version of the final theses where access to the University is limited) by Research Masters and PhD candidates to the Graduate School for consideration at the Autumn Examination Board is Wednesday DTC November 2023. 

A final PDF version must be submitted via email to marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie by Wednesday DTBC November 2023.

The Autumn Examination Board is Schedule for Thursday DTBC December 2023. Please note: these dates are provisional and are dependent on the impact of COVID-19.

Final hardbound copies of the Theses must be submitted to Marie Beaumont Graduate and Professional Studies, Engineering Research Building (Level 2). The dates for submission of the two final hardbound copies thesis will be communicated at a later stage.

For any further queries please contact via email marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie or Tel 061- 233273 

Please Note:

  • Postgraduate research students presented at the December Examination Board will be conferred in January 2023.

The deadline for submission of final hardbound theses (or a Final PDF corrected version of the final theses where access to the University is limited) by Research Masters and PhD candidates to the Graduate School for consideration at the Spring Examination Board 2023 is Wednesday DTBC January 2024

A final PDF  corrected version must be submitted via email to marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie by Wednesday DTBC January 2024

The Spring 2024 Examination Board is Schedule for Wednesday DTBC February 2024. Please note: these dates are provisional and are dependent on the impact of COVID-19.

Final hardbound copies of the theses. Information in relation to the submission of the two final hardbound theses will be communicated at a later stage by Marie Beaumont Graduate and Professional Studies, Engineering Research Building (Level 2)

For any further queries please contact via email marie.beaumont@ul.ie and gpsresearch@ul.ie or Tel 061- 233273. 

Please Note:

  • Postgraduate Research Students presented at the Spring Examination Board will be conferred in June 2024