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Below you will find details and information on how Postgraduate researchers who are about to complete their theses can submit their work, and what to expect following this step. If you cannot find the information you require on this page, please consult the Postgraduate Researchers section of our website via or alternatively contact the Student Records team on 0161 295 0023 (Option 4, Option 1) or via email

If you would like more information regarding Postgraduate Research, you can consult the Frequently Asked Questions which may provide you with the information you require. Alternatively, you can view all stages of the Postgraduate Research journey by following this link.

When you are ready to submit your thesis, and have confirmed this step with your supervisor, a full and comprehensive guide can be found by following this link.

In order to ensure that your submission runs as smoothly as possible, you will need to ensure that the relevant forms are completed. To find the correct forms, please follow this link to download the content you require.

Your thesis should be delivered to the AskUS desk at University House, which is located on the Peel Park Campus of the University. The AskUS desk is open Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 18:00. Once submitted, you will receive a receipt to confirm that your thesis has been received by the Student Administration team.

The University understands that students may be keen to secure a moratorium on their submissions for a variety of reasons, such as commercial sensitivities or protecting your intellectual property. If you wish to apply for a moratorium, or if you would like additional information, please email the University’s Postgraduate Administration team by following this link.

If you require an Extension of Study, please do so via contacting your School’s Postgraduate research representative in the first instance. You can find out who this is within your School by following this link. The School will outline the process and will also consider your request.

For researchers who hold a Tier 4 Visa, please consult the information contained via this link before applying.

If you wish to learn more about upcoming events that may be of interest or benefit to Postgraduate Researchers, please view our Events calendar.

An up to date list of upcoming Postgraduate Research Award Board dates can be found by following this link.