During your research
Postgraduate training and research skills
Accessing training for your individual circumstances will help you to complete your research on time and achieve your personal and professional development goals.
How long does a research degree take?
As a postgraduate researcher, you will be expected to be aware of your thesis submission deadline and to manage your time accordingly.
Progress and attendance monitoring
To help you complete your research degree on time, your attendance and your progress with your studies will be monitored.
The transfer assessment will identify whether you and your project have the potential for research at doctoral level and whether completing the thesis within the standard period of study is a reasonable expectation.
Leaving your research degree early
While we hope everything goes well with your studies, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan.
Module enrolment for PGRs
As a postgraduate researcher, you can study taught modules in addition to your research if they are useful for your training and are approved by your supervisor.
Taking time out from your research
If you are unable to study or believe your progress is being significantly disrupted, then you must let your Graduate School know immediately.
Progress support process (PSP)
If you are not progressing or engaging as expected, it is essential that problems are identified, and support put in place as quickly as possible.
Annual progress review – post transfer
After your transfer, you will have an Annual progress review (‘APR’), which will take place each year on or before the anniversary of the start of your studies, until submission of your thesis.
First formal progress review
Progress reviews are different to supervision meetings and enable you to take stock of where you are in your research plan, your progress so far and what remains to be completed.
Supervision meetings allow you to receive guidance on your research, and help your supervisors to monitor your progress and how best to support you.