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Code of Practice on Postgraduate Research Degrees
The Code of Practice on Postgraduate Research Degrees is the framework through which Keele University delivers its postgraduate research (PGR) degrees. The latest version was approved by Senate in March 2017.
The Code of Practice supplements the formal University regulations through its inclusion of detailed guidance in a range of areas central to postgraduate research administration and the postgraduate research student experience. It is therefore an integral part of quality assurance mechanisms at Keele and helps to ensure that research degree provision is consistent across the institution.
Who is the Code of Practice intended for?
The Code of Practice relates to all students taking supervised research degree programmes at Keele; this includes:
- Students on PhD, MD, DM and MPhil programmes
- Students in the research stages of professional doctorate programmes such as EdD, DBA, DSW and DPharm
In addition to research students, all Faculty Research Offices, Research Institutes and research staff who are associated with Keele’s research degree programmes are required to understand and comply with the Code of Practice.
Accessing the PGR Code of Practice
The latest version of the Code of Practice on Postgraduate Research Degrees (approved March 2017), in Word and PDF formats, is accessible from the links provided below.
Approval and Amendment History
Version 5.0, approved by Senate, March 2017.
This version of the Code of Practice replaces the previous version of this Code of Practice which was last approved by Senate in June 2014.
Planning & Academic Administration
Code of Practice to be Reviewed
Every 3 years
Date of Next Review