Postgraduate Calendar

NOTE: Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the dates specified, these dates are subject to change.

Stage Gate Deadlines

Registration of New Postgraduate Research Students

Stage gate Due Date
Academic Year 2022/23
Due Date
Academic Year 2023/24
New Registration S1 12th September 2022 11th September 2023
New Registration S2 23rd January 2023 22nd January 2024

 

Registration Renewal

All postgraduate research students are required to renew their registration at the beginning of each academic year in accordance with the Regualtions for Postgraduate Research.
Students registered before 31st August 2022: Must renew every September. 
Students registered from 1st Sept 2022: Will renew in alignment with original registration date. Deadlines outlined below:

Stage gate Due Date
Academic Year 2022/23

Due Date
Academic Year 2023/24

Hold Applied
Registration Renewal S1 12th September 2022

8th September 2023

Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Registration Renewal S2 20th January 2023 19th January 2024 Graduate Studies Office Hold 

 

Progress Reports

All Students:
Bi-Annual Research Progress Reports reports keep the Graduate Studies Office up to date on a student's progression towards their postgraduate degree and act as a formal record.

Stage Gate Due Date
Academic Year 2022/23
Due Date
Academic Year 2023/24
Hold Applied
Progress Reports S1 1st October 2022 1st October 2023 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Progress Reports S2 1st April 2023

1st April 2024

Graduate Studies Office Hold 

 

Full Proposal

Students registered before 31st August 2022: 
If, when registering, you applied with an outline proposal then you have 6 months (if PhD) or 3 months (if Masters) from your approval date on the postgraduate register to submit your full proposal. 

Students registered from 1st Sept 2022:
All students must develop a self-written full proposal during their first year of their research programme. This should be submitted, with reviews, in12 months (if PhD) or 6 months (if Masters) from the registration approval date. Deadlines outlined below:

Stage Gate Due Date
Academic Year 2022/23
Due Date
Academic Year 2023/24
Hold Applied
PhD      

Full Proposal (Full-Time PhD Sept Start)

11th September 2023 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Full Proposal (Full-Time PhD Jan Start) 22nd January 2024 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Full Proposal (Part-Time PhD Sept Start) 20th March 2023 18th March 2024 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Full Proposal (Part-Time PhD Jan Start) 16th June 2023 17th June 2024 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Masters by Research      
Full Proposal (Full-Time Masters Sept Start) 20th March 2023 18th March 2024 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Full Proposal (Full-Time Masters Jan Start) 16th June 2023 17th June 2024 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Full Proposal (Part-Time Masters Sept Start) 11th September 2023 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Full Proposal (Part-Time Masters Jan Start) 22nd January 2024 Graduate Studies Office Hold 


Mid-Term Review (previously Confirmation or Probation Report) - PhD Only

Students registered before 31st August 2022: 
All PhD candidates must complete a Confirmation Report 18 months after their approval date on the PhD register. 

Students registered from 1st Sept 2022:
All PhD candidates must complete a Mid-Term Review 24 months from their registration approval date. Deadlines outlined below:

Stage Gate Due Date
Academic Year 2022/23
Due Date
Academic Year 2023/24
Due Date
Academic Year 2025/26
Hold Applied
Mid-Term Review (Full-Time PhD Sept Start) 10th September 2025 Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Mid-Term Review (Full-Time PhD Jan Start)

28th February 2025

Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Mid-Term Review (Part-Time PhD Sept Start)

22nd April 2025

Graduate Studies Office Hold 
Mid-Term Review (Part-Time PhD Jan Start) 26th July 2025 Graduate Studies Office Hold 

 

Dates for Examination Stage 

 

Autumn Ratification
2022

Spring Ratification
2023

Summer Ratification
2023

Autumn Ratification
2023

Intention to Present submitted to the
Graduate Studies Office for approval

6th April '22

7th September '22

6th January '23

6th April '23

Submit electronic copy of thesis to Graduate
Studies Office for examination

4th May '22

5th October '22

8th February '23

3rd May '23

Hard Bound thesis with completed corrections,
if any, submitted to Graduate Studies Office

9th September '22

18th January '23

29th May '23

11th September '23

Student presented at Postgraduate Research
Examination Board Meeting for Ratification
of Results

15th September '22
(TBC)

26th January '23
(TBC)

9th June '23
(TBC)

23rd September '23
(TBC)

Conferring Ceremony

November 2022 

June 2023 (TBC)

June 2023 (TBC)

November 2023 (TBC)

 

Other Milestones

New Research Applications Completed/Transfer to PhD 1st October 2022 and 1st February 2023

 

Graduate Studies Office Hold

The Graduate Studies Office Hold is applied to students who are failing to meet certain stage gates in their programme of study, such as registration renewal or progress reports. The  Graduate Studies Hold is a full account hold, meaning that it prevents the student enrolling on modules, viewing results, and receiving an award. To remove the hold from your account please submit your outstanding documentation.

 

Queries should be emailed to graduate.studiescork@mtu.ie

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