This guidance explains how you must enter for your examination. You need to do this before you submit your thesis.
This information is for postgraduate research students. There are further details about examination entry for research degrees in the Academic Manual.
During your examination process, we will use your UCL email address for all correspondence. Please check this regularly.
Entering for the examination
You will need to log in to Portico to enter for your exam about four months before you plan to submit your thesis. Once you have completed the online task your entry will pass to your supervisor for consideration.
You will receive an email to confirm your entry has been successful and you will be able to submit your thesis after this.
You will find the task in the 'My Studies' section of your Portico page, under the 'Research Student Administration' container. A user guide is available with step-by-step instructions for submitting an application.
If you are submitting conjoint work you must state fully your own share of this work. You must include a signed statement detailing your share of the research with each copy of your thesis. The statement must be countersigned by your supervisor. We will send this to your examiners with your thesis.
Change of thesis title or field of study
If your thesis title or field of study changes after you have entered for the exam please ask your supervisor to contact the Research Degrees Office with the amended details.
Examination re-entry for re-submission of thesis
If you have been asked to resubmit your thesis in a revised form you will need to re-enter for the exam at least two weeks before you intend to submit. You will need to log in to Portico and complete the online exam entry task.
You will find the task in the 'My Studies' section of your Portico page, under the 'Study Administration' container.
If you have any queries about the task, please log in to AskUCL and search the FAQs or raise a ticket.