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Quality HandbookPostgraduate Research

Approval

Postgraduate research degrees follow different approval mechanisms depending on their type.

Different Types of Doctoral Programmes
Integrated PhD Programmes Guidance

Research degrees without a formal taught component

If the programme consists purely of research without a formal taught component which contributes to the outcome of the degree, discipline areas will be required to have a Doctoral Programme Profile. Prior to an offer being made to an applicant, checks on the suitability of the PGR place will be made.

Research degrees with a taught component

If the programme consists purely of research without a formal taught component which contributes to the outcome of the degree, discipline areas will be required to have a Doctoral Programme Profile. Prior to an offer being made to an applicant, checks on the suitability of the PGR place will be made.

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