Research Degrees Handbook

This Research Degrees handbook is for use by postgraduate research students and staff involved in delivery research provision. It covers regulations for the award of research degrees, and arrangements for postgraduate research students and their supervisors relating to admissions, supervision, progress monitoring, annual review, student feedback, external examining, vivas, and appeals.

Section 1 – Introduction

Section 2 – Academic Regulations for Research Awards

Section 3 – Policies and Procedures for Research Awards

Part A – New Research Programme Approval

Part B – Admissions and Recruitment

Part C – Roles, Responsibilities and Induction for Research Staff and Students

Part D – Supervision and Studying

Part E – Terms of Study

Part F – Learning Resources

Part G – Progress Monitoring and Transfers

Part H – Annual Reviews and Upgrades

Part I – Academic Misconduct

Part J – Training and Development

Part K – Student Feedback and Representation

Part L – Submission of Thesis/Dissertation

Part M – External Examining and Vivas

Part N – Publication, Copyright, Data Protection and Ethics

 Part O – Appeals and Complaints