Research Student Administration Office

Regulations and policies

In addition to the regulations for research degrees, as independent researchers, Doctoral Researchers are subject to the same research policies as academic faculty, and Doctoral Researchers and their supervisors should familliarise themselves with the policies and guidance set out below.

University-level policy regarding research degree matters is normally approved by the Doctoral Studies Committee in consultation with Schools and with the Research Degrees Examination Board, and ratified by Senate. Changes to the policy and regulations normally take effect from the start of the academic year. Doctoral Researchers and supervisors are expected to keep up to date with any minor changes that may be made to this framework that may be communicated to them throughout the year by e-mail and advertised on these webpages.