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If you are nearing the end of your DPhil, this workshop will help you develop a plan for completing your DPhil and prepare for the viva.


The session will cover: 

  • What makes a good DPhil
  • Planning to write up your DPhil – structure, content and what makes good writing
  • What the viva will explore
  • What the examiners are asked to consider
  • FAQs and Q&A

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Engage productively with the final stages of the DPhil.
  • Apply a range of time management techniques.
  • Identify and apply the characteristics of effective writing.
  • Apply effective structure to the thesis.
  • Understand what is required in the viva.
  • Take opportunities to raise and discuss concerns.


Third and fourth year DPhil students


Dr Justin Hutchence


2nd February  2024 | 09.30 - 12.30


Book your place on 'Completing your DPhil' by clicking here.


When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.


A2, B1, B2, D2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)