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, Directors of Postgraduate Research Studies and examiners

Doctoral College handbooks

The Doctoral College handbooks for the academic year 2022-23 will be added here September 2022. If your Faculty or School handbook is not listed here, it is due to be added and should be available soon. Please contact if you require a copy that isn’t available here.

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.