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.
The virtual viva may be fully virtual, where all attendees are remote, or a blend of in-person and virtual, where two or more attendees are present at the same physical location. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing measures (see below) must be adhered to, in the case of viva voces where two or more persons are in the same location. Please note that it is recommended that, at a minimum, the Chair of the Examination Committee is present with the candidate on the day.
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
If the viva voce is conducted with two parties in the same physical location, the following guidelines must be followed:
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