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The University of Southampton
Quality HandbookPostgraduate Research

Higher Doctorates

The University’s requirements for all research degrees are set out in the Regulations for Research Degrees and Higher Doctorates and the Code of Practice for Research Degree Candidature and Supervision. The Code of Practice is complementary to the Regulations,  detailing the University’s expectations for appropriate standards and supportive conditions to enable every research student to have the best possible experience whilst undertaking their studies.

Useful internal sites include the Doctoral College website and the University of Southampton Welcome website.

Other, external site include the QAA - Doctoral Degree Characteristics, the UK Council for Graduate Education and the vitae website.

Useful Documents

Submission for a Higher Doctorate Guidance

Higher Doctorate - Process Flow Chart

Higher Doctorate - Application Form

Higher Doctorate Stage 1 - Request for Assessment Panel nominees

Higher Doctorate Stage 1 - Invitation to Assessment Panel nominees

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Notification to applicant that prima facie case exists

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Examiners Nomination Form

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Invitation to Internal Examiner nominee

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Invitation to External Examiner nominee

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Letter of appointment and papers to Internal Examiner

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Letter of appointment and papers to External Examiner

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Examiners' Independent Report and Recommendation Form

Higher Doctorate Stage 2 - Notification to applicant of recommendation for award

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