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PhD Health Sciences CDRF 2023-24

Academic Regulations: Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences

SchoolHealth Sciences
Final Award

Doctor of Philosophy

With exit awards of:
Master of Philosophy

Programme(s)PhD Health Sciences (Full-Time CDRF students)
Last modifiedApril 2023

The Academic Regulations apply to and regulate the programme(s) listed above.

On occasion, programmes can be exempted from one or more of the clauses in the Regulations; one or more of the clauses can be varied; and programmes can impose additional requirements.

  • Exemptions are characterised by the omission of the relevant clause.
  • Variations are characterised by the replacement of the clause with alternative wording.
  • Additions are characterised by requirements in addition to those detailed in the Academic regulations.

The programmes listed have approval from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the exemptions and/or variations and/or additions to the regulations noted below.

Exemptions

The clause(s) listed below describe where an exemption to the Regulations exists.

None apply

Variations

The clause(s) listed below describe where a variation to the Regulations exists:

Students undertaking the full-time PhD Health Sciences programme through the Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship will undertake Progression Reviews in accordance with the following revised timings:

Existing University Regulation  
Code of Practice for Research Degree Candidature and Supervision section 18: Progression Monitoring and Reviews) 
Summary of timings of progression reviews for research students who enrolled on their doctoral studies on or after 1 August 2016 (full-time programmes) 
 First Attempt Second Attempt 
Submission window Decision deadline Submission window Decision deadline 
First Progression Review 7-9 months Before the end of month 10 10-11 months Before the end of month 12 
Second Progression Review (Confirmation) 18-20 months Before the end of month 21 21-23 months Before the end of month 24 
Third Progression Review 30-32 months Before the end of month 33 33-35 months Before the end of month 36 
Regulations for Research Degrees section 6: Duration of Research Degrees) 
Degree Minimum Length of Candidature Maximum Length of Candidature 
 Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time 
PhD – Standard Route 24 36 48 84 
Approved variation
Students undertaking the full-time PhD Health Sciences programme through the Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship are required to undertake Progression Reviews in accordance with the following revised timings: 
Summary of timings of progression reviews for research students who enrolled on their doctoral studies on or after 1 August 2016 (full-time programmes) 
 First Attempt Second Attempt 
Submission window Decision deadline Submission window Decision deadline 
First Progression Review 10-16 months Before the end of month 17 17-18 months Before the end of month 19 
Second Progression Review (Confirmation) 24-26 months Before the end of month 27 27-29 months  Before the end of month 30 
Third Progression Review 36-38 months Before the end of month 39 39-41 months Before the end of month 42 
 
Degree Minimum Length of Candidature Maximum Length of Candidature 
 Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time 
PhD Health Sciences Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF)3660 

Additional requirements

The clause(s) listed below are in addition to the Regulations.

1.Students undertaking the full-time PhD Health Sciences programme through the Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship will be required to spend 25% of their candidature in clinical practice.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Doctoral Programme Profile.

Disclaimer

As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student’s period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student’s programme.

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