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Code of Practice for Research Degrees


Cardiff University’s Code of Practice for Research Degrees is designed to provide clear and useful information for postgraduate research students and staff. It sets out the duties and responsibilities of the research student, their supervisors and the School. It also describes how Schools should manage and support their research students, and sets out the institutional framework within which these arrangements operate.

The Code references and complements relevant Senate Regulations of Cardiff University: together, their role is to maintain the quality and academic standards of the University’s research degree programmes in accordance with Chapter B11 of the Quality Assurance Agency’s UK Quality Code.

The latest version was reviewed and updated in 2013 and a searchable PDF can be downloaded below. The information within the Code can also be accessed via these webpages either using the Quick Links below or the contents menu on the left.


Code of Practice for Research Degrees 

Y Cod Ymarfer ar gyfer Graddau Ymchwil 

See a list of recent changes

Associated documents

Relevant policies and procedures

Research Student Monitoring Procedure

English Cymraeg

Procedures for the Conduct of Research Degree Examinations

English Cymraeg

Quick Links

Student responsibilities


Types of research degree and time limits

Changes to your programme (extensions, interruptions of study)

Changing supervision arrangements

Progress Monitoring

Thesis preparation, submission and the viva

Training and development

PGR students who teach

Student consultation and feedback

For further information, please contact:

Dr Amanda Rouse



Page last updated: 15 March 2016