SCHOOL OF GR ADUA T E S TUD I E S R E S E A RCH AND ENT R E P R ENE UR SH I P
A P P E ND I X I I I
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA
EXAMINATION OF MPhil / PhD THESIS
This letter is further to your appointment by the Graduate Studies Committee to act as
External Examiner for ____________ in the Faculty of _________________________.
The thesis is titled ________________________ and I am pleased to enclose a copy of
the document for your examination. Details regarding the guidelines and report form are
In making your recommendations with regard to the thesis please note the following
GUIDELINES FOR EXAMINERS REPORT
Oral examinations for all MPhil and PhD candidates are compulsory
The class of award for graduate degrees is PASS/FAIL
Are the objectives clearly stated? Is the scope of the research appropriate for the
Does the researcher understand the significance of his/her work in the broad
context of the subject?
Is the research design satisfactory?
Is the design adequate for the particular problem(s)?
Does the thesis add new knowledge to the discipline (PhDs ONLY)?
Does the thesis offer contributions to the body of knowledge in the discipline?
Are data adequately analyzed, interpreted, illustrated?
II. Is there evidence of sound literature review and examination of works?
Is there demonstrated knowledge and skill of the candidate in the work?
Is the thesis written in a clear, consistent manner using a stylistically approved
Is the depth and breadth of the thesis adequate for the subject matter?