The research student shall be required as a condition of registration to abide by the Senate Regulations and all other regulations and procedures approved and amended from time to time by the University throughout the period of the research degree by published work programme.
The research student shall commence registration at an appropriate date with the agreement of the Department.
Each research degree by published work programme shall have a specified maximum period of registration. The research student must submit the thesis for examination by the end of the maximum period of registration.
The maximum period of registration for all research degree by published work programmes shall be one year. The specified maximum period shall be calculated by reference to the research student’s initial date of registration.
Research students shall not normally maintain registration beyond the maximum period. Research students who have experienced extenuating circumstances which are accepted by the University may be given an extension of registration beyond the specified maximum period.
Requests for an extension of registration must have the support of the Department and shall be subject to approval from the Graduate Dean or, in the case of research students registered for the degree of MD by Published Work, the MD Degree Board of Studies. The research student’s registration shall not normally be extended for a period of more than six months. The research student must submit the thesis for examination by the end of the extension period. Standard extension fees shall be payable for the approved extension period.
Suspensions of programme
Research students who have experienced extenuating circumstances which are accepted by the University may suspend their programme. A suspension is an approved period of absence from the research degree by published work programme.
Requests for a suspension of programme must have the support of the Department and shall be subject to approval from the Graduate Dean or, in the case of research students registered for the degree of MD by Published Work, the MD Degree Board of Studies.
Periods of suspension shall normally be at least three months in duration. Research students shall not normally suspend their programme for a period exceeding twelve months over the duration of the research degree programme. Research students returning from a period of suspension shall normally resume their programme as of the first day of the relevant month. The suspension period shall not count towards the specified maximum registration period.
Access to facilities
Over the registration period the research student shall receive:
- appropriate guidance from an allocated academic adviser
- access to the University Library
- a University IT account
Access to departmental facilities and resources over the registration period – including, but not restricted to, laboratories, office space, IT equipment, seminars, and induction and training events for research students – shall be permitted with the agreement of the Department and should normally be specified at the point that a formal offer of admission is made.