Ordinances define the qualifications the University awards and the associated regulations. They form part of the University Constitution.

The full set of ordinances is held on the Secretariat website. Those which are particularly relevant to the Student Education Service are:

Programmes of study for research degree awards 

To qualify for an award, each candidate must meet the required learning outcomes for their registered programme of study.

Each programme of study below sets out the learning outcomes, transferable key skills, learning context and assessment information for all research degree programmes: 

Doctoral Degrees

Master by Research

Master of Philosophy

Integrated degrees of PhD and Master

4 Year PhDs

Dual Award PhDs

Doctoral Training Partnerships

Ordinance and Regulations are reviewed annually. For previous versions please visit Postgraduate researcher guidance