Plagiarism in research work
The University has agreed ways in which suspected plagiarism should be investigated in research degree work with guidance depending on the point at which possible plagiarism is identified.
For research degree work submitted for assessment before 01.04.2017
The Procedures for investigating plagiarism in research degree work prior to, and within, the submission for a research degree (PDF) explain the actions to be taken following an allegation of plagiarism at each stage of the research degree - in a research proposal, in a transfer report, in non-assessed work or in a thesis.
For research degree work submitted for assessment from 01.04.2017 onwards
The Procedures for investigating plagiarism in University assessments by Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) (with effect from 01 April 2017) explain the actions to be taken following an allegation of plagiarism in a transfer report, a thesis or annual progress review or work submitted as part of the unsatisfactory academic progress procedure (UAPP).
The Procedures for investigating plagiarism in a research proposal (at the admissions stage) explain the actions to be taken if plagiarism is suspected when processing an application.
For research degrees with taught components, such as the Integrated PhD and Master, the procedures on Cheating, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated coursework and malpractice (PDF) apply to the taught elements of the programme.