School of Politics and International Relations

Research Ethics

Essential information on applying for ethical approval

Staff and student researchers at the university have a responsibility for ensuring that their research is conducted to the highest ethical standards.

Note: there is a separate procedure for undergraduate and postgraduate taught course (dissertation) students. This information is available on your Student Information Hub moodle page.

Procedure for staff and postgraduate research students (PhD, MRes)

All information and application forms for staff and postgraduate students can be found on the Staff Handbook site:

Research Ethics -staff and postgraduate research student process (login required)

Templates for participant information and consent

Risk assessments and fieldwork

For any fieldwork/offsite travel, you must complete the Travel and Offsite working application (login required).

Please refer to the Travel for Staff and PGR site for further guidance and information. 

Other guidance


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