Index

Section 1: Admissions

1.1 Responsibility for the selection and admission of research students

1.2 Academic requirements

1.3 English language requirements

1.4 Information for applicants

1.5 Making an application

1.6 Selection procedures

1.7 Training requirements for admissions

Section 2: Requirements for study

2.1 Residence

2.1.1 Minimum residence periods
2.1.2 Vacations for research students
2.1.3 Dispensations from residence

2.2 Time permitted

2.2.1 Time limits
2.2.2 Extensions

2.3 Student status

2.3.1 Suspension of status
2.3.2 Lapsing of status and reinstatement

2.4 Work, including teaching

2.4.1 Teaching by graduate students
2.4.2 Non-academic-related paid work

2.5 Applications outside normal limits

Section 3: Induction

3.1 Responsibility for induction 

3.2 Content of induction

3.3 Disabled students

Section 4: Supervision

4.1 Appointment of the supervisor

4.2 Notification to the student

4.3 Monitoring supervision

4.4 Responsibilities of the supervisor

4.4.1 Agreeing to supervise
4.4.2 Prior to arrival and first meeting
4.4.3 The initial term
4.4.4 Supervisory meetings
4.4.5 Progress reports
4.4.6 Cover for absence
4.4.7 Other responsibilities
4.4.8 Health and safety

 Section 5: Responsibilities of the student

5.1 Overriding responsibility

5.2 The research programme

5.3 Working with the supervisor

5.4 Submission and completion

Section 6: Researcher development (including skills training)

6. Researcher development

Section 7: Examination

7.1 Transfer of status

7.1.1 Guidance for students and assessors
7.1.2 Timing of transfer
7.1.3 Application for transfer
7.1.4 The assessors
7.1.5 The assessment process
7.1.6 Recording of skills development
7.1.7 Unsuccessful transfer applications

7.2 Confirmation of status

7.2.1 Guidance for students and assessors
7.2.2 Timing of confirmation of status
7.2.3 Application for confirmation
7.2.4 The assessors and the assessment process
7.2.5 Unsuccessful confirmation applications and appeals

7.3 Examination of research degrees

7.3.1 Preparation for submission
7.3.2 Approval and appointment of examiners
7.3.3 Examiners
7.3.4 Use of audio-visual communication tools in vivas
7.3.5 Timeframe for the appointment process
7.3.6 Information about the examination process
7.3.7 Examination outcomes
7.3.8 Enquiries before and after the viva

7.4 Adjustments for disability

7.5 Complaints and appeals

7.6 Degree ceremonies

Annex A: Graduate induction in departments: examples of good practice

Annex B: Integrated theses: guidance for divisional boards

Annex C: Adjustments for disability: guidance for DGS