Research degree candidatures code of practice

This Code sets out a framework of shared responsibilities between the University, supervisors and candidates with the aim of delivering successful research degree programmes and to inspire all our research students to develop their full potential.

The Code also outlines the minimum standards students can expect in connection with the supervision of their research degree study.

Code of practice for research degree candidatures (PDF)

Each faculty publishes a supplementary protocol which provides details of how the Code is implemented within the local context.

Arts protocol (PDF)

Arts practice-led protocol (PDF)

Biological Sciences protocol (PDF) 

Business School protocol PDF)

Education, Social Sciences and Law protocol (PDF) 

Engineering protocol (PDF)

Environment protocol (PDF) 

Maths and Physical Sciences protocol (PDF)

Medicine and Health protocol (PDF)

Performance, Visual Arts and Communications protocol (PDF)

Performance, Visual Arts and Communications practice-led protocol (PDF) 

Leeds Trinity University protocol (PDF)

Leeds Trinity University practice-led protocol (PDF)

York St John University protocol (PDF) 

York St John University practice-led protocol (PDF)