Department of Student and Academic Administration

The Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Degrees

The Code of Practice sets out the framework for the management of research degree programmes across all research subject disciplines at the University of Portsmouth. It provides guiding principles and standards of good practice which underpin the University’s commitment to support and develop excellent researchers in the pursuit of high quality research, including researcher development training and consistent student experience.


Regulations for Research Degrees

  • Regulations for Professional Doctorate - Research Phase Download Acrobat PDF  (Taught Phase of Prof Doc are covered by the Examination and Assessment Regulations)



Research Degrees Handbook

The Operational Handbook below is new for 2016/17 and replaces the separate PGRS Handbook and Supervisors Handbook into ONE all encompassing Handbook for those involved with Reseeach Degrees.

2018/19 Research Degrees Operational Handbook [Acrobat (.pdf) - Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:49:00 BST]

PhD By Publication Guidance [Acrobat (.pdf) - Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:11:00 BST]

Compilation Style Thesis Guidance [Acrobat (.pdf) - Thu, 20 Dec 2018 08:55:00 GMT]