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 is a summary of regulatorary changes and additions for 2021/22.

The Regulations and Code are for use by:

 The Regulations and Code apply to the degrees listed below.

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

There is a combined list of academic awards made by the University covering all levels of study. The information on academic awards and honorary degrees and on convening of examination boards and assessment for academic awards, where relevant, is also applicable for research degrees.

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. 

Higher Doctorates (DEng, DLitt, DMus, DSc, LLD) have separate regulations, which are presented in Annex 20.