Doctoral Academy Handbook

This handbook is for postgraduate researchers, their supervisors, examiners and Independent Chairs, and anyone involved in supporting PGRs.

Doctoral Academy Handbook sections

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Read an introduction to the UWE Bristol Doctoral Academy Handbook.

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Research degree awards

The different postgraduate research awards available and the qualification descriptors they align to.

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The applications and admissions process for postgraduate research degrees.

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The registration process and periods of active study for postgraduate research degrees.

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Professional development

Professional development and research training requirements for postgraduate researchers.

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The role and responsibilities of the supervisory team for postgraduate research.

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Research project

The confirmation of the research project (CP1) is where arrangements for the start of the project are confirmed.

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Research governance

Research governance for postgraduate research degrees, includes ethics, research data management, intellectual property, conduct and assessment offences.

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Personal circumstances

Personal circumstances, reasonable adjustments and other support available to postgraduate researchers.

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Stages of progression: stage one

The progression examination viva and report submission.

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Progress review: stages two and three

The progress review, options for evidence of progress and eligibility for the completion period.

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Final submission

Requirements for preparing and formatting the final submission for Doctoral or MPhil level research awards.

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The University’s expectations of postgraduate research degree examiners and Independent Chairs.

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Final examination

The final assessment for Doctoral or MPhil level awards by research.

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Higher doctorates

The regulations and processes for eligibility, consideration, submission and awarding of higher doctorate awards.

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