Key Information

Tutor: Professor Laki Buluwela
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit:
 1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face
Maximum Course Capacity: 30


  • Wednesday 01 December 2021
    14:00-16:00, MS Teams
  • Wednesday 02 March 2022
    14:00-16:00, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022
    14:00-16:00, South Kensington

Completing the thesis on time is an essential part of successful doctoral research. This blended course goes through the necessary planning steps for preparing your thesis and getting ready for your Viva examination. It will identify the College requirements and also help you understand your supervisors’ and examiners’ role.

Course Information

This course includes pre-course activities consisting of two voiced presentations and a video discussion, where you will be asked to answer questions relating to what you have viewed. 

It is strongly advised that students also attend the following course which provides College guidance on making your thesis open access: Introduction to Making Your Thesis Open Access.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes a thesis and the examination requirements
  • Recognise the steps to be taken and the crucial timings for effective thesis submission
  • Plan the structure your thesis and identify which results to present
  • Recognise the Supervisor’s role in your writing process and Viva preparation process
  • Distinguish the steps involved in the Viva process and recognise the preparation needed

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.