Research Degree Administration - Enrolled before 2015-16

Introduction

 

This page provides access to regulations, documents and forms relating to the conduct and administration of research degrees for students enrolling for an MPhil/PhD prior to 2015-16. Students commencing an MPhil/PhD from 2015-16 should reference to information available at: Students enrolled from 2015-16.

Research Degree Policies and Regulations

  1. Regulations for the Award of the University’s Degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy by Supervised Research (PDF, file size: 352.14KB)

  2. Regulations for the Award of the Doctor of Philosophy on the Basis of Published Work (PDF, file size: 264.29KB)

  3. MPhil/PhD Code of Practice (PDF, file size: 132.21KB) (PDF, file size: 70.18KB)

  4. MPhil-PhD Student Supervisor Meeting Policy (PDF, file size: 16.56KB)

  5. MPhil-PhD Student Annual Leave Policy (PDF, file size: 32.92KB)

  6. MPhil-PhD Student Employment Policy (PDF, file size: 157.25KB)

  7. MPhil-PhD Student Supervisor Meeting Record (DOC, file size: 91.5KB)

  8. Postgraduate Students Engaged in Teaching Policy (PDF, file size: 201.82KB)

Guidance Notes for Students

  1. Guidance on the Presentation of an Application to Register for a Research Degree (DOC, file size: 61.5KB)

  2. Procedure for transferring from MPhil to PhD (DOC, file size: 89KB)

  3. Arrangements for the Examination of MPhil and PhD candidates (following approval of RDC4 examination team) (DOC, file size: 96KB)

  4. Proposed Layout for Thesis (DOC, file size: 79.5KB)

  5. Title Page for Thesis (DOC, file size: 23KB)

  6. Thesis Hard Bound Copy - Cover and Spine (DOC, file size: 23.5KB)

  7. Thesis Copying and Binding (DOC, file size: 87.5KB)

  8. Viva Voce Examination Guidelines for Students (DOC, file size: 85KB)

Guidance Notes for Examiners - MPhil and PhD Examinations

  1. Notes of Guidance for Examiners for MPhil/PhD Examinations (DOC, file size: 95.5KB)

Guidance Notes for Chairs - MPhil and PhD Examinations

  1. Guidance Notes for Chairs of MPhil and PhD Examinations (DOC, file size: 77KB)

  2. Minor and Major Revisions Guidelines (DOC, file size: 60KB)

Student Forms

  1. Application to Register for a Research Degree (RDC1) (DOC, file size: 114KB)

  2. Application to Register for a PhD on the Basis of Published Work (RDC17) (DOC, file size: 69.5KB)

  3. Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods Exemption Form (DOC, file size: 72KB)

  4. Application to Transfer Registration Registration from MPhil to PhD (RDC2) (DOC, file size: 101KB)

  5. Application for a Change in Mode of Study (RDC6) (DOC, file size: 80KB)

  6. Application to Amend the Approved Title of a Research Project (RDC10) (DOC, file size: 85.5KB)

  7. Application for Extension of Registration (RDC7) (DOC, file size: 90.5KB)

  8. Application to Take Leave to Undertake a Work Placement (RDC19) (DOC, file size: 115KB)

  9. Application for the Suspension of Registration (RDC9) (DOC, file size: 84KB)

  10. Notification of Withdrawal of Registration (RDC8) (DOC, file size: 85KB)

  11. Student Declaration (RDC11) (DOC, file size: 86KB)

  12. EThOS Deposit Agreement (DOC, file size: 90.5KB)

Staff and Examiner Forms

  1. CV Proforma - Advisor (DOC, file size: 43KB)

  2. CV Proforma - Examiner (DOC, file size: 44KB)

  3. CV Proforma - Supervisor (DOC, file size: 41.5KB)

  4. CV Proforma - Viva Examiners for Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (DOC, file size: 45KB)

  5. Rapporteur Proforma for Consideration of Application to Register for a Research Degree (DOC, file size: 61KB)

  6. Rapporteur Proforma for Consideration of Application to Register for a Research Degree by Published Work (DOC, file size: 53KB)

  7. Annual Progress Report Form (RDC16) (DOC, file size: 130KB)

  8. Report of the Interview of a Research Degrees Candidate on the Transfer from MPhil to PhD (RDC3) (DOC, file size: 86.5KB)

  9. Application for the Approval of an Examination Team (RDC4) (DOC, file size: 116KB)

  10. Application for a Change in Supervision Arrangements (RDC5) (DOC, file size: 89KB)

  11. Preliminary Report and Recommendations of an Examiner on a Candidate for the Degree of Master of Philosophy (RDC12) (DOC, file size: 85KB)

  12. Preliminary Report and Recommendations of an Examiner on a Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (RDC12) (DOC, file size: 87KB)

  13. Preliminary Report and Recommendations of an Examiner on a Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work (RDC12) (DOC, file size: 86.5KB)

  14. Recommendations of the Examiners on a Candidate for the Degree of Master of Philosophy (RDC13) (DOC, file size: 82.5KB)

  15. Recommendations of the Examiners on a Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (RDC14) (DOC, file size: 85.5KB)

  16. Final Recommendations of the Examiners on a Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work (RDC18) (DOC, file size: 82KB)

  17. Recommendation of the Examiner(s) Following the Resubmission of a Thesis (RDC15) (DOC, file size: 91.5KB)

  18. Recommendation of the Examiner(s) Following the Resubmission of a Critical Analysis or submission of alternative Published Work (RDC15) (DOC, file size: 90KB)

  19. External Examiner Fee and Expenses Claim Form (DOC, file size: 79KB)

Contact

For further details regarding the above documents, please contact the appropriate Faculty:

Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies

amdpgqueries@staffs.ac.uk

Faculty of Business, Education and Law

j.holbrook@staffs.ac.uk

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences

cespgr@staffs.ac.uk

Faculty of Health Sciences

Debra.edwards@staffs.ac.uk