Normally the viva voce examination for doctoral candidates and other research degree candidates, where applicable, will take place at a University College Dublin campus. However, under exceptional circumstances, including a pandemic, a viva voce may be conducted virtually.
In the event that the need for a virtual viva is identified, it is now expected that that this assessment would be a blend of in-person and virtual attendance with the emphasis on the student and UCD members of the Examination Committee attending in person and on campus (unless one of the reasons above, or another of similar significance, applies).
These guidelines include recommendations from the HSE to protect yourself and others.
Online Version: Virtual Viva Voce Request Form
Please see more information on virtual and semi-virtual vivas, including measures relating to COVID-19
Procedures aligned with in-person viva voce examinations
NB: these guidelines should be used in conjunction with the UCD Academic Regulations and the Theses in Graduate Research Programmes Policy.
If the viva voce is conducted with two parties in the same physical location, the following guidelines must be followed:
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