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Mock Viva (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Domain: D2 Communication and dissemination

These entertaining events aim to de-mystify the PhD viva by providing an example of a ‘good viva’ and a ‘bad viva’. A team of staff takes on the roles of Chair, Internal Examiner, External Examiner and PhD candidate. The processes involved before, during and after the viva are explained.

By the end of the session, you will:

* be familiar with the format of a typical PhD viva

* know what types of question might be asked and how to prepare yourself

* have an understanding of the processes involved before, during and after a PhD viva

NB: Recording of past mock viva events are available on DVDs for loan from the University Graduate College Office.

A Mock PhD for the Sciences is also available

For information on thesis preparation and the examination, please visit


19/05/2016 (Thursday) / 17:00 / Hadyn Ellis Building lecture theatre
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