Regulations for Awards - 2018

You can either download the Full Handbook or look up the relevant section as listed below.

Introduction - Includes information on amendments and additions to any previous versions.


Section A - Awards and Principles (page 4)

Section B - Validation, Approval and Review (page 11)

Section C - Regulations for Approved Courses of Study (page 13)

Section D - Regulations for Awards (page 19)

Section E - The Admission of Students on Courses to Study (page 30)

Section F - The Assessment of Students on Courses of Study (page 33)

Section G - Extenuating Circumstances and Course Assessment Boards (page 48)

Section H - Regulations on External Examiners (page 54)

Section I - Regulations Governing Research Degrees (page 62)

Section J - Regulations for the Degree of Master by Research (including MA, MSc & MEnt) (page 80)

Section K - Regulations for the Degree of Master of Philosophy (page 86)

Section L - Regulations for the award of Professional Doctorate, incorporating the Master in Research (MRes) award (page 91)

Section M - Regulations for the awards of PhD and EntD (excluding PhD by Publication) (page 104)

Section N - Regulations for the award of PhD by Publication (page 114)



These regulations were initially adopted by the, then, Academic Board at its meeting on 20 May 1994.  The edition available incorporates all the amendments made between then and August 2018.