The purpose of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes ('the Regulations and Code') is to maintain the quality and academic standards of the University's research degrees and to provide regulatory information and guidance for research postgraduates and staff. It sets out the University's intentions for :
The Regulations and Code are based on existing good practice, and take into account internal and external developments, notably the Quality Assurance Agency's (QAA) Quality Code, Chapter B11: Research degrees. The sections of the Regulations and Code outlined in boxes contain the University's minimum requirements/responsibilities for postgraduate research programmes and have regulatory status.
The Regulations and Code are updated annually by the University Graduate Studies Committee (UGSC) so it is important that students and staff refer to the current edition. Only the current edition has regulatory status and supersedes all previous editions.
Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes, 2015/16
2014-15 Regulations and Code: pdf version (PDF, 800kB)
2013-14 Regulations and Code: pdf version (PDF, 686kB)
2012-13 Regulations and Code: pdf version (PDF, 272kB)