Research Degrees Handbook

The following files are available to download:

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 Introduction to Research Awards

SECTION 2 – ACADEMIC REGULATIONS FOR RESEARCH AWARDS
2.1 Introduction to General Regulations for Research Awards
2.2 General Regulations for Higher Doctorates
2.3 General Regulations for Doctorates by Published Work
General Regulations for Doctorates and Masters by Theses and Dissertation
2.4.1 Grade Descriptors for MA by Research/MSc by Research in Science and Medicine/ LLM by Research
2.5 Special Programme Regulations

SECTION 3 – POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR RESEARCH AWARDS
Part A – New Research Programme Approval
3A.1 New Research Programme Approval Procedure
3A.1.1 Checklist for Approval of New Research Programme

Part B – Admissions and Recruitment
3B.1 Admissions and Recruitment Procedure
3B.1.1 Application for Admission as a Postgraduate Students
3B.1.2 Checklist for Registration of a Research Student

Part C – Roles, Responsibilities and Induction for Research Staff and Students
3C.1 Roles, Responsibilities and Induction for Research Staff and Students

Part D – Supervision and Studying
3D.1 Supervision and Studying Policy and Procedure

Part E – Terms of Study
3E.1 Terms of Study Policy and Procedure
3E.1.1 Application for Extension of Time Form

Part F – Learning Resources
3F.1 Learning Resources – Guidance for Students

Part G – Progress Monitoring and Transfers
3G.1 Progress Monitoring and Transfers Policy and Procedure
3G.1.1 Progress Report to Research Committee Template
3G.1.2 Transfer from MSc/MA/LLM – PhD Form

Part H – Annual Reviews and Upgrades
3H.1 Annual Reviews and Upgrades Policy and Procedure
3H.1.1. Guidelines and Form for the Annual Review

Part I – Academic Misconduct
3I.1 Academic Misconduct Guidance for Research Students

Part J – Training and Development
3J.1 Training and Development Guidance for Research Students
3J.1.1 Postgraduate Student Conference Fund

Part K – Student Feedback and Representation
3K.1 Research Student Feedback and Representation Policy
3K.1.1 – Postgraduate Student Feedback Questionnaire

Part L – Submission of Thesis/Dissertation
3L.1 Submission of Thesis/Dissertation Policy and Procedure
3L.1.1 – Proof Reading and Editing Guidance Research Students
3L.1.2 – Rules for the Format of Thesis
3L.1.3 – Notice of Intention to Submit Form

Part M – External Examining and Vivas
3M.1 External Examining and Vivas Policy and Procedure
3M.1.1 External Examiners Nomination and Approval Form
3M.1.2 Instructions to Examiners for Higher Degrees
3M.1.3 Report on Thesis Submitted for a Research Degree
3M.1.4 Video Conferencing Procedure for Vivas

Part N – Publication, Copyright, Data Protection and Ethics
3N.1 Publication, Copyright, Data Protection and Ethics Policy and Procedure
3N.1.1 Code of Practice for Studying by Research
3N.1.2 Restriction of Access for a Thesis/Dissertation Form
3N.1.3 Privacy Notice for Research Participants

 Part O – Appeals and Complaints
3O.1 Appeals and Complaints Policy and Procedure