Regulations, codes, policies and procedures for postgraduate research

Key regulations, learning outcomes, procedure and policy documents that apply to research students at Leeds, mentioned in the Research Student Handbook and Guide for Research Degree Supervisors.

Some of these are specific to research degree candidates, others apply to both taught and research students, and some apply to research students in their role as staff members and active researchers.

Formal Regulations and Codes of Practice

Progress and Monitoring

Thesis Submission and Examination

Complaints, Appeals and Disciplinary Matters

Engaging in research 

For a comprehensive list of policies relating to research see the Research Support website

For supervisors, PGR Tutors and examiners

Staff undertaking PhDs

Other relevant University Codes and Policies

Ordinance and Regulations and Programmes of Study for Research Degrees (archive)

Contains the formal regulations and requirements for the University’s research degrees regarding entry requirements, learning outcomes, assessment of progress, time limits for examination and the criteria which must be met before research degrees can be awarded. 

Postgraduate Circulars and Memorandums

Contains all circulars related to changes in postgraduate policy and procedure

  • 818 - University English Language Test (UELT)
  • 819 - Tetley & Lupton Information Circular
  • 820 - Commonwealth SS Information Circular
  • 821 - Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Circular
  • 822 - SPDC Niger Delta Information Circular
  • 823 - ESRC WR DTC Information Circular
  • 824 - Change of Supervisor(s)
  • 826 - Endowed Research Information Circular
  • 827 - Endowed Taught Information Circular
  • 828 - Fee Scholarship Information Circular
  • 829 - Santander Scholarship Information Circular
  • 830 - Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Information Circular
  • 831 - Updated transfer arrangements & PGR&O checks
  • 832 - LIRS2 Information Circular
  • 833 - Independent Chairs for final examinations
  • 834 - Registration Timetable
  • 835 - Circular re Advertising Website
  • 836 - Policy and Guidance on Suspensions and Extensions of Study for PGRs
  • 837 - Scholarship Renewals Process Change
  • 838 - Annual Progress Reviews (Post-Transfer)
  • 839 - Changes to Maternity, Paternity and Adoptive Leave for Centrally Funded Postgrduate Scholarship Award Holders
  • 841 - Information for international students extending their leave to remain in the UK
  • 842 - Research students enrolling on taught modules
  • For archived circulars please contact Postgraduate Research and Operations