The regulations for the Integrated Programme leading to the degree of PhD are those which govern the PhD except where the following modify or supplement them.
This Integrated Programme leading to the Degree of PhD will normally commence in September of each year, although with the approval of the supervisor a student may commence their programme of study at any time of the year.
All candidates will register for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
2. Course of study
(i) A candidate for the Integrated Programme leading to the Degree of PhD must have pursued in this University a full-time course of directed study/research approved by the University for a period which will not normally exceed 4 years and will not be less than 3 years.
(ii) The Integrated Programme leading to the Degree of PhD will involve 120 credits of assessed taught modules and the equivalent of 540 credits of research work.The taught modules where possible, should be completed within 18 months of initial registration.
Progression from year 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and 3 to 4 will be as for all PhD students and will culminate in the submission of a progress report at the end of each year of study to the Head of School.
Performance in any assessed modules will be considered as part of a student's annual review.
4. Submission of Thesis
Includes: when taught modules have not been completed
Candidates can submit the thesis for examination after the end of year 3 subject to approval by the supervisor and satisfactory completion of the required coursework.
Where a candidate has completed their thesis but not completed the taught modules they will not be examined on the thesis until the taught modules have been satisfactorily completed to the satisfaction of the Head of School and supervisor.
Includes: Guidance on the Integrated PhD document; Frequently Asked Questions document
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