Intermediate qualifications


Professional doctorate programmes may have intermediate qualifications for professional doctorate students:

  • who do not meet the requirements for progression to the thesis stage of the programme, or
  • who progress to the thesis stage of the programme but do not meet the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree provided that they have met the specified requirements for the intermediate qualification.


Intermediate qualifications shall, if offered, be described in the programme specification.


The award and classification of intermediate qualifications on professional doctorate programmes, except the award of the degree of Master of Philosophy, shall be in accordance with the requirements specified in Senate Regulation 6.


The decision to award an intermediate qualification, except the decision to award the degree of Master of Philosophy, shall rest with the Board of Examiners.

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