Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes

Please see the contents page for the areas covered by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes. Individual sections are also accessible via the vertical navigation panel on the left-hand side of this screen.

There are temporary changes to regulation and procedure due to the coronavirus outbreak as shown in the Covid-19 guidance and there is a policy on the inclusion of a Covid-19 statement in PGR dissertations.

The Regulations and Code are for use by:

 The Regulations and Code apply to the degrees listed below.[1]

Doctorates

in the Faculty/Faculties of

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

All faculties

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Health Sciences

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Social Sciences and Law

Doctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy)

Social Sciences and Law

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Health Sciences

Life Sciences

Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci)

Social Sciences and Law

Engineering Doctorate (EngD)

Engineering

 

 

Masters degrees by research

in the Faculty/Faculties of

Master of Music (MMus)

Arts

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Arts

Social Sciences and Law

Master of Science by Research (MScR)

All faculties

 

The Regulations and Code are updated annually so it is essential that research students and staff refer to the current edition. Only the current edition has regulatory status and supersedes all previous editions. 

There is a summary of regulatorary changes and additions for 2020/21.


[1] The Regulations and Code do not apply to Higher Doctorates (DEng, DLitt, DMus, DSc, LLD), which have separate regulations at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/governance/constitutionaldocs/charteractsstatutesordinances/