University Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes

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 Regulations and Code are updated annually so it is important that students and staff refer to the current version.  Only the current version has regulatory status and supersedes all previous versions.

Current version

View the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes 2017-18 online or download a copy of the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes, 2017-18 (PDF, 1,160kB).

 Previous versions