Integrated PhD-masters new programme approval

There are approval processes for new integrated PhD-masters degrees or for changes to existing ones.

The integrated degree of PhD and master provides for the double award of both degrees. The degree involves a combination of taught specialist modules, training and skills courses, and research study. This allows students to broaden and deepen subject knowledge and to extend their expertise in new directions.

Schools must seek approval for the taught elements (through STSEC and FTSEC) before the research element is considered by the Programmes of Study and Audit Group. Read more about programme approval.


For advice on the approval process for the integrated degrees of PhD and master, including

  • a programme model
  • forms A and B
  • committee dates and a process map of key milestones for approval

Read guidance about the approval process for new integrated degree of PhD and master guidance.

For advice on administering the integrated degrees of PhD and master, including:

  • arrangements for supervision
  • progress monitoring and reporting
  • examination and assessment

Read arrangements for supervision and general advice to schools