Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Granting of the Degree


- 2018/02/01

Granting of the Degree

“Articles 57 and 58 of the Unified Regulation for Graduate Studies at Universities”

 

Judging the Thesis/Dissertation

After the student is done with their defense, the result is announced by the supervisor of the thesis/dissertation in accordance with the form prepared for this purpose, involving one of the following recommendations:

  1. Thesis/dissertation accepted and granting of degree recommended.
  2. Thesis/dissertation accepted with some modifications, without another defense, and a member from the examination panel is delegated to recommend the granting of the degree after making sure such modifications are made in a period of no more than three months from the date of defense, and the University Council is entitled to make exceptions.
  3. Amending the shortcomings of the thesis/dissertation, and having another defense during the period specified by the Council of the Deanship of Graduate Studies based on a recommendation by the competent department council, provided that the period does not exceed one year from defense date.
  4. Thesis/dissertation not accepted.

 

Notice

  1. If the first recommendation – which is accepting the thesis/dissertation without modifications – is selected in the respective form by the examination panel, the student shall apply for the granting of the degree directly at the first Department Council right after the defense.  
  2. If the second recommendation – which is accepting the thesis/dissertation with some modifications – is selected in the form by the examination panel, the period specified for the modifications is a maximum of three months only, or the issue will be submitted to the competent council for making exceptions.
  3. The final grade for the thesis/dissertation is calculated out of 100 if accepted as per recommendations 1 and 2 which are referred to above in the report of the examination panel – accepting the thesis/dissertation or accepting it with some modifications – and the student’s grade for the thesis/dissertation will be based on the average of the grades estimated by the members of the examination panel.
  4. The final grade for the thesis/dissertation is calculated out of 80 if accepted as per recommendation 3 which is referred to above in the report of the examination panel – amending the shortcomings of the thesis/dissertation and having another defense – and it would be limited to announcing the approval of the thesis/dissertation if accepted after the second defense.
  5. The instructions issued by the Deanship of Graduate Studies should be followed to accelerate the process of granting the degree.

 

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