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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 Expectation and Indicators contained within the QAA UK Quality Code Chapter B11.

Policies, Guidance and Forms


Attendance of Supervisor at Viva Voce Examination
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
Research Degrees - Policy for Admission and Management of Postgraduate Research Degree Students Studying in Off-Campus Mode
Satisfactory Completion of Amendments Form
Submission of Thesis Form

The annual monitoring of research degrees procedure and accompanying documents are currently under revision.