On this page we have pulled together the main regulations, documents and guidance that you will need to refer to whilst involved with Research Degree Programmes at the University of Portsmouth.
- Regulations for Higher Degrees by Research Download Acrobat PDF
- Regulations for Professional Doctorate - Stage 2 Part 2 Download Acrobat PDF
- Regulations for Integrated Doctorates Download Acrobate PDF
- Regulations for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy by Publication Download Acrobat PDF
- Regulations for the Award of Higher Doctorates Download Acrobat PDF
- Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Degrees Download Acrobat PDF
- Awards of the University of Portsmouth Download Acrobat PDF
- Handbook of Student Regulations Download Acrobat PDF
- Main UoP Student Handbook Download Acrobat PDF
- Ethics Policy Download Acrobat PDF
- Intellectual Property (IP) Policy Download Acrobat PDF
For further policies, guidance or other key documents please refer to The Document Warehouse.
Overseeing all aspects of our Research Degree Programmes we have both a committee and operational group structure.
At the committee level we have the University Research Degree Committee (URDC) which meets at least three times each academic year and reports to Academic Council. Through the link above you can read the Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference for URDC and see the latest Agenda Papers and Minutes.
Local Faculty Research Degree Committees FRDC also meet at least three times a year and feed into URDC. For the generic Terms of Reference, please see below.
The operational groups are the Graduate School Management Board (GSMB) and Professional and Integrated Doctorate Operational Group (PIDOG) which look at the more general operational aspects of Research Degrees and the Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP).
If you would like to read the latest minutes from these committees or groups please see the Graduate School's minutes page.
|Faculty Research Degrees Committee Terms of Reference [Acrobat (.pdf) - 49 kb Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:41:00 GMT]|
|Professional and Integrated Doctorate Operational Group - Membership and Terms of Reference [Word (.doc) - 21 kb Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:29:00 BST]|
|Graduate School Management Board - Membership and Terms of Reference [Word (.doc) - 44 kb Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:00:00 BST]|
Location of Study, including Work Based and Placement Learning
Where a PGRS is undertaking research which is not based at the University consideration needs to be giving regarding the environment and support available during this time. Potential situations where this would require further action are:
- Part Time students who are undertaking their research at their place of work
- PGRS who are drawing on resources and/or support of a third part for more than 5 days (40 hours) in one academic year
- PGRS who are undertaking research outside of the University but does not involved a third party
For full details please see the Work Based and Placement Learning page for guidance and forms for Research Degrees.
If you have any questions regarding Work Based and Placement Learning or Collaborative Research Programmes please contact Kay Underhay or one of the Research Section Team.
Quality Management and Periodic Reviews
An internal Periodic Review of Research Degree Programmes took place in May 2008. Each of the following received positive outcomes from the review panel: Appropriate Academic Standards, Appropriate Quality of Learning Opportunities and Annual Monitoring and Review Processes Effective.
The QAA page for the University of Portsmouth and the latest institution reports following audit can be found on their site.
Please see the Programme Monitoring and Review Policy and Guidelines for details on how the Research Degree Programmes are monitored. The flowchart also gives a guide to how all the various Boards and Committees link together to ensure standards on all our programmes. Please see www.port.ac.uk/reviewcycle for these and further documents and guidance on the Annual Standard and Quality Evaluative Review (ASQER), including Collaborative Programmes and the Periodic Review processes.
For the latest QAA Guidance and Publications regarding Research Degrees and the new UK Code please see the QAA website.
Main Document for Research Degrees include:
The Graduate School launched in October 2011, and supports, administers and co-ordinates training for PGRS studies.
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