Postgraduate Research (PGR) Forms:
The Postgraduate Research (PGR) forms available below are used to underpin the administrative processes for research students.  

Please Note: Some of the forms below (Nomination of Examiners' PGR-1, Research Confirmation Panel PGR-3a, Examiners' Report Masters Degree PGR-5, Examiners' Report PhD PGR-6) faciltate electronic signatures. Where possible these forms should be opened in Internet Explorer, downloaded and saved to your desktop/laptop.      

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Postgraduate Research (PGR) Forms

Nomination of Examiners' for a Research Degree (PGR-1)

Form PGR‐1 Scrúdaitheoirí a ainmniú do Chéimeanna (PGR-1)

Master's Qualifer-MQ5000 (PGR-2)

Research Confirmation Panel (PGR-3a)

Research Confirmation Panel Report Form (PGR-3a.1)

Research Progression Appeal Panel (PGR-3b)

Research Progression Appeal Panel Report (PGR-3b.1)

Submission of Thesis for a Higher Degree by Research (PGR-4)

Postgraduate Research Thesis Embargo Declaration Form (PGR-4a)

Postgraduate Research Thesis Embargo Renewal Form (PGR-4b)

Examiners' Report- Masters Degree by Research (PGR-5)

Tuairisc na Scrúdaitheoirí - Céim Mháistreachta le Taighde agus Tráchtas (PGR-5)

Examiners' Report- Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PGR-6)

Tuairisc na Scrúdaitheoirí – Céim Dhochtúireachta san Fhealsúnacht (PGR-6)

Alteration to Postgraduate Research Degree Supervisor (PGR-7)

Extension to the Duration of a Postgraduate Research Degree (PGR-8)

Postgraduate Research Progression Form (PGR-9)

Leave of Absence Application Form 

Leave of Absence Recommencement Form

Structured PhD Module Registration Form