Public examination and grading

By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.

Under this theme, you will find instructions on arranging the public examination and the grading of doctoral dissertations. Instructions on attaining permission for a public defence and publishing doctoral dissertations and instructions pertaining to doctoral graduation are available under separate themes.

The coronavirus situation affects the arrangements of public defences significantly. Don't forget to also acquaint yourself with the instructions on arranging public defences under the exceptional situation.