Thesis oral examination information for students graduating with honors research distinction students must have a thesis application on file with the arts and sciences honors office before they can proceed with the oral examination process. For nearly a thousand years—that is, for as long as university students have been writing theses—the last hurdle in the process has been an oral examination.
How to survive your viva: defending a thesis in an oral examination book review (for the 2nd edition 2009) rowena murray, mcgraw-hill, open university press, 2nd edition (2009) , paperback, £3042, isbn 0 335 23382 1. Try to be well rested and focused before your oral defense 3 in your preparation, don’t try to memorize all the studies cited in your thesis, but you do need to know the details of the few key studies that form the basis of your investigation. The oral examination requires the highest standard of communication skills the book ensures you are ready for what can be a complex and intimidating experience, telling you what to expect, how to practise and prepare, what questions you might be asked and how to ensure your responses support your thesis.
Title: how to survive your viva: defending a thesis in an oral examination, 3/e authors: rowena murray april 2015 they need to defend their thesis or dissertation the oral examination requires the highest standard of checklists of how to do well in your oral examination,. A thesis defense is a cross between an exam and a ceremony as with all ceremonies, rules must be followed, such as standing when the examiners enter the room and not addressing the examiners by. If you are a master's student, you should check with your graduate program to find out whether you are required to defend your thesis if you are a doctoral student, your graduate program may require an additional oral examination prior to your thesis defense. Purpose of the final oral defence to ensure that the candidate is able to present and defend the dissertation and its underlying assumptions, methodology, results, and conclusions in a manner consistent with the doctoral degree being sought to communicate the results of the work to the campus community.
Phd students are required to sit an oral examination, called a viva voce, as part of the assessment procedure for their degree this video lecture gives an i. As the oral examination is the culmination of a graduate student’s study and advances the mission of york university as a whole, the inclusion of these positions as ex-officio members of the thesis and dissertation exam committees recognizes and emphasizes the importance of the oral exam. The chair of the thesis oral defence examination and submitted to the graduate chair and the faculty responded to the questions and in defending their research it should be agreed upon msc program: thesis oral examination guide author: department of surgery.
Defending your doctoral thesis: the phd viva once you have submitted your thesis you will be invited to defend your doctorate at a ‘viva voce' (latin for ‘by live voice') or oral examination the thesis defence can be a daunting prospect, but many people really enjoy this experience of discussing their phd research with genuinely interested. Phd students are required to sit an oral examination, called a viva voce, as part of the assessment procedure for their degree this video lecture gives an idea of. Thesis defense oral examination for nearly a thousand years—that is, for as long as university students have been writing theses—the last hurdle in the process has been an oral examination your thesis director and the two other readers you have chosen make up the examining committee.
“this oral examination is, therefore, a retrospective discussion of a piece of work that is complete” (p17) murray describes the viva as a process of disaggregating the ‘whole’ – accepting and dealing with any flaws and shortcomings of the thesis, and learning to be reflective and critical of your own work. Once your dissertation is nearing completion, it’s time to schedule your defense—your final oral examination you should begin making arrangements for your defense at the beginning of the semester (especially during the summer) in order to accommodate the travel plans of your committee members. How to survive your viva: defending a thesis in an oral examination: defending a thesis in an oral examination murray, rowena mcgraw-hill education (uk) , oct 1, 2009 - education - 164 pages.