Postgraduate Research (PGR) Thesis Submission:
Deadlines, Processes and University Examination Board Dates Deadlines & Information 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 PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie

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

Please note:

University of Limerick logo [UL Logo] 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 (refer to Chapter 5 and Appendix 2)

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 Doctoral College for consideration at the Spring Examination Board 2023 is Monday 15 January 2024

A final PDF  corrected version must be submitted via email to PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie by Monday  15 January 2024

The Spring 2024 Examination Board is Schedule for Wednesday 31 January 2024.

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 Foundation Building (Level 2)

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

Please Note:

  • Postgraduate Research Students presented at the Spring Examination Board will be conferred in June 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 Doctoral College for consideration at the Summer Examination Board Final 27 May 2024. 

A Final PDF version must be submitted to email PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie and marie.beaumont@ul.ie  by  27 May 2024. 

The Summer Examination Board is scheduled for 13 June 2024.

Final hardbound copies of the Theses must be submitted to Marie Beaumont, Doctoral College Foundation 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 PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie  or Tel 061- 233273 

Please Note:

  • Postgraduate research students presented at the June 2024 Examination Board will be conferred August 2024.

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 Doctoral College for consideration at the Autumn Examination Board is  TBC September 2024. 

A final PDF version must be submitted via email  to PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie by  September 2024

The Autumn Examination Board is Schedule for TBC September 2024.

Final hardbound copies of the Theses must be submitted to Marie Beaumont Foundation 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 to PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie or Tel 061- 233273 

Please Note:

  • postgraduate research students presented at the Sept Examination Board 2024 will be conferred in January 2025

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 Doctoral College for consideration at the Autumn Examination Board is November 2024. 

A final PDF version must be submitted via email to PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie by  November 2024.

The Autumn Examination Board is Schedule for November 2024.

Final hardbound copies of the Theses must be submitted to Marie Beaumont, Doctoral College Foundation 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 to PGRThesisSubmission@ul.ie or Tel 061- 233273 

Please Note:

  • Postgraduate research students presented at the November Examination Board will be conferred in January 2025.