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Research degrees

Code of Practice for Research Degrees

The Code of Practice for Research Degrees summarises the University's requirements for:

  • The management of the University's Research Degree programmes;
  • The academic standards of the awards it confers;
  • The support for and expectations of both students and staff involved in research degrees.

The Code of Practice should be read in conjunction with Senate Regulation 5. It takes account of the Expectations contained within the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.

Policies, Guidance and Forms

Attendance of Supervisor at Viva Voce Examination
Appointing Recognised Supervisors / Recognised Teachers Policy
Recognised Supervisor - Appointment Form
Report of Examiners - Doctoral Awards Form
Report of Examiners - Research Masters Form
Research Degrees - Appointment of Examiners Form 
Research Degrees - Minimum Resources Requirements (under review)
Research Degrees - Policy for Admission and Management of Postgraduate Researchers Studying in Off-Campus Mode
Satisfactory Completion of Amendments Form
Policy for the Employment of Postgraduate Research Students in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Information on the process for annual monitoring of research degrees can be found here.