Calendar 2022/23

1. Faculty of Taught Programmes

1.1 Regulations Governing General Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes

(BA, BEng, BM/BS, BSc, LLB, MEng, MMath, MPhys)

Applicants are reminded to check the programme requirements.

The following are eligible to be considered for admission to the first year of an undergraduate degree provided that, in addition, there is evidence of acceptable levels of literacy and, where applicable, numeracy e.g. GCSE English Language and Mathematics or equivalent:

1 Holders of a General Certificate of Education with at least two passes at Advanced level.*

2 Holders of a General Certificate of Education with at least one pass at Advanced Level and two passes at Advanced Subsidiary Level where one AS level has been taken alongside the A2 component

3 Holders of two six unit Advanced Vocational Certificates of Education (AVCE)

4 Holders of one 12 unit Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (Double award) (AVCEDA).

5 Holders of one six unit Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) and two 3 unit Advanced Subsidiary Vocational Certificates of Education (ASVCE).

6 Holders of the above combinations of awards provided a minimum of 12 units are taken.

7 Holders of two Scottish Advanced Highers. Holders of five Scottish Highers passed at an appropriate level will be considered. Other Scottish qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

8 Holders of a BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) provided that they have achieved passes in all units.

9 Holders of an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in five approved subjects at the Higher Level to include four passes achieved at grade C.

10 Holders of a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/Award qualification will be considered on an individual basis.

11 Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

12 Holders of the European Baccalaureate.

13 Holders of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (WBAD).

14 Holders of the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE).

15 Graduates of universities and institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and of other recognised institutions outside the UK.

16 Holders of international qualifications not listed above will be considered on an individual basis and are advised to contact the Admissions Office for further advice. Applicants who have not completed their education in an English-speaking country (e.g. UK, USA, Australia) will be required to provide evidence of the completion of an English Language qualification. (e.g. Certificate of Proficiency in English of the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and other equivalent examinations are acceptable.)

17 Holders of Certificates of the University will be considered for entry to the second year of an undergraduate degree programme on an individual basis.

18 Holders of a validated Access Course Certificate at the appropriate level.

19 Other persons whose qualifications by examination the University may deem sufficient.

20 Mature students who can demonstrate that their qualifications and/or experience are appropriate for entry to the programme they are applying for.

* All subjects set by a recognised examination board are potentially acceptable towards satisfying the General Requirement, though applicants will normally be allowed to count only one craft subject and only one subject of those with overlapping syllabuses. Applicants needing advice about potential eligibility should contact the Admissions Office.

1.2 Regulations Governing Honours Degrees
1 Admission to Programmes
1.1 With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to programmes on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned.
2 Credit-rating of Programmes
2.1

All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value.

In accordance with the Office for Students definitions, all full-time programmes should;

- Require involvement in study* for at least 21 hours per week for at least 24 weeks per year, and/or;
- Involve modules normally to a value of at least 120 credits per year.

Programmes with a time and/ or credit threshold beneath that stipulated above for full-time study should be considered to be part time programmes.

For the award of a 3 stage programme students are required to follow modules to the value of 360 credits with 480 credits for a four- stage programme, in accordance with the University's Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards, as set out in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

*This includes guided independent study.

3 Transfer of Credits
3.1 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned, studies at degree level pursued in another university or institution of higher education may be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree provided that:
  (a) the number of credits does not exceed 180 in a 360-credit programme or 240 in a 480-credit programme and
  (b) The final 120 credits of the programme are studied at the University of Exeter.
  Exceptionally, these minima may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere, subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty in the case of individual applications, and of the Board of the Faculty in the case of other institutions' specific programmes (see 6: Intercalated Degrees).
3.2 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned, a graduate of the University may, on completion of not less than 120 credits of additional study in the University, be accepted as a candidate for an honours degree in another subject or subjects.
4 Programme of Modular Study
4.1 The Degree may also be awarded on completion of a programme of modular study.
4.2 Candidates will successfully complete Stage 1 in a Single or Combined Honours discipline.
4.3 During each of Stages 2 and 3, candidates are permitted to design their own programme to the total of 240 credits over the two years, subject to the approval of the Flexible Combined Honours Degree Board and to conformity with the following framework: either
  (a) with one field of study: at least 80 credits in each stage within the designated field and at least 15 credits in each stage outside that field.
  (b) with two fields of study: the two fields will normally take up 120 credits in each stage , but up to 15 credits in each stage may be chosen outside those fields.
4.4 The title of the discipline of the Degree to be awarded shall be determined at the end of Year 2 as approved by the Flexible Combined Honours Degree Board.
5 Intercalated Degrees
5.1

Students following a degree at the University of Exeter Medical School or another appropriate medical institution may apply to undertake an intercalated degree at the University of Exeter, provided that the student's home College or institution approves of the intercalation, and that the student has successfully completed at least the second year (240 credits) of their medical degree

5.2 Admission is subject to approval as set out in 1.1. It should be noted that admission is not based on a credit transfer system, but on agreements between institutions.
5.3 Students on an intercalated degree programme will normally join the final stage of a degree programme, and be assessed in at least 120 credits.
5.4 Students may join existing programmes taking part in the intercalated scheme, or join the Flexible Combined Honours Degree, where they will be able to design their programme (see section 5). However, in most cases, the award of an intercalated degree will not result in the recognition by professional or statutory accrediting bodies.
5.5 The classification of an award will be based on the achievement during the study at the University of Exeter only.
6 Assessment, Re-assessment and Classification of Awards
6.1 The assessment and re-assessment of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures and supplemented by programme-based assessment procedures.
6.2 Candidates for final Honours and for other language module assessments in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Arabic may on the recommendation of the examiners, be awarded a distinction in the oral assessment.
6.3 Candidates for final Honours may, on successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits of spoken language modules taken in a single foreign language, on the recommendation of the relevant Assessment, Progression and Awarding committees be awarded a degree title to include ‘with proficiency in <named foreign language>’. They may also have the words ‘with advanced proficiency in <named foreign language>’ applied instead if they pass a minimum of 60 credits of Foreign Language Centre modules at NQF level 6 or 60 credits of advanced Modern Language modules at NQF levels 4 or 5 on the recommendation of the relevant Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee.
6.4 Candidates for final Honours may, on successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits of modules taken from approved lists in the appropriate programme specifications, on the recommendation of the relevant Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee be awarded a degree title to include ‘with proficiency in applied data analysis’.
6.5 Candidates for final Honours may, on successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits of modules taken from approved lists in the appropriate programme specifications, on the recommendation of the relevant Assessment, Progression and Awarding Committee be awarded a degree title to include ‘with proficiency in entrepreneurship’.

1.3

Regulations Governing the Bachelor of Business and Laws (BBL)

1

Admission to Programme

1.1

With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College.

2

Credit-rating of Programmes

2.1

All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All full-time students are required to follow modules normally to a value of 120 credits each year and to complete 360 credits for a three-year programme and 480 credits for a four-year programme. The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.

3

Period of Study

3.1

The full-time programme shall extend over three academic years except where it includes a year of approved study abroad or placement when it shall extend over four academic years. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.

3.2

Programmes may also be available by part-time study. Part-time students are normally required to study for a minimum of 60 credits per year.

3.3

On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College, studies at degree level pursued in another university or institution of higher education may be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree provided that:

(a) the number of credits does not exceed 180 in a 360-credit programme or 240 in a 480 credit programme.

(b) the final 120 credits of the programme are studied in the University; and,

(c) on completion of the programme the candidate will have complied with the academic requirements of the professional regulatory bodies as prescribed by the rules made under this regulation.

Exceptionally, these minima may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere, subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty in the case of individual applications, and of the Board of the Faculty and the University Teaching Committee in the case of other institutions’ specific programmes.

4

Examination, Re-examination and Classification of Awards

4.1

No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless it is certified by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme (including the performance of such vacation work as may be required).

4.2 The examination and re-examination of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures.
5 Vacation Study, Field Courses, and Study Abroad
5.1

Students shall undertake such industrial placements, vacation study, field courses, or study abroad as may from time to time be prescribed.

1.4

Regulations Governing the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws

1

Admission to Programme

1.1

With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College.

2

Credit-rating of Programmes

2.1

All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All full-time students are required to follow modules normally to a value of 120 credits each year and to complete 360 credits for a three-year programme and 480 credits for a four-year programme. The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.

3

Requirements of Professional Regulatory Bodies

3.1

It shall be the duty of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College to ensure at all times that the programme satisfies the academic and professional requirements of the professional regulatory bodies for admission to legal practice in England and Wales (whether as a barrister or a solicitor). The ‘professional regulatory bodies’ include for these purposes the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society, the Bar Council, and the Bar Standards Board.

3.2

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College may make such rules as appear necessary or expedient to ensure that the programme is consistent with the academic and professional requirements of the professional regulatory bodies. The rules made under this paragraph may be revoked or varied by subsequent rules.

3.3

The rules made under this paragraph shall apply to candidates on the programme as if they formed part of this regulation. 

3.4 The rules made under this paragraph shall, mutatis mutandi, apply to the LLB in English Law and French Law/LLM (Maitrise) Programm, the LLB Partnership Award, the Juris Doctor (JD) Partnership Award, and the the Graduate LLB Programme.
3.5

Any rules made under this paragraph shall be:

  (a) notified to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty.
  (b) laid before the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate for information; and,
  (c) published in such places and formats as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College deems necessary.

4

Period of Study

4.1

The full-time programme shall extend over three academic years except where it includes a year of approved study abroad or placement when it shall extend over four academic years. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.

4.2

Programmes may also be available by part-time study. Part-time students are normally required to study for a minimum of 60 credits per year.

4.3

On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College, studies at degree level pursued in another university or institution of higher education may be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree provided that:

 

(a) the number of credits does not exceed 180 in a 360-credit programme or 240 in a 480 credit programme.

 

(b) the final 120 credits of the programme are studied in the University; and,

 

(c) on completion of the programme the candidate will have complied with the academic requirements of the professional regulatory bodies as prescribed by the rules made under this regulation.

  Exceptionally, these minima may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere, subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty in the case of individual applications, and of the Board of the Faculty and the University Teaching Committee in the case of other institutions’ specific programmes.

5

Examination, Re-examination and Classification of Awards

5.1

No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless it is certified by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme (including the performance of such vacation work as may be required).

5.2 The examination and re-examination of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures.
6 Clinical Legal Practice, Vacation Study, Field Courses, and Study Abroad
6.1

Students shall undertake such clinical legal practice, industrial or professional placement, vacation study, field courses, or study abroad as may from time to time be prescribed.

6.2

Where a student is either;

 

a) enrolled on a module that contains elements of clinical legal practice, or

 

b) undertakes pro bono legal activities organised by or in conjunction with the School.

 

then they shall be subject to such rules as may be made by the Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of College from time to time. The rules made under this paragraph may be revoked or varied by subsequent rules.

6.3

The rules made under this paragraph shall apply to candidates on the programme as if they formed part of this regulation.

6.4

Any rules made undert this paragraph shall be:

 

(a) Notified to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty.

  (b) laid before the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate for information; and,
  (c) published in such places and formats as the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of College deems necessary.
1.5 Regulations Governing the LLB Partnership Award
1 Admission to Programme
1.1 With the approval of the Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, registered students who satisfy the entrance requirements specified under the terms of an agreement with a partner institution (‘Partnership Agreement’) may be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Law.
1.2 No qualifying student shall proceed to study at a partner institution unless they have successfully completed 240 credits at the University, which shall include the Foundations of Legal Knowledge required by the professional regulatory bodies.
2 Period of Study
2.1 The full-time programme shall extend over four academic years. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
2.2 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College, studies at degree level pursued at the partner institution shall be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree, provided that the number of credits does not exceed 120.
2.3 The final 120 credits of the programme shall be studied in the partner institution in accordance with the Partnership Agreement.
3 Examination, Re-examination and Classification of Awards
3.1 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless it is certified by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme (including the performance of such vacation work as may be required).
3.2 The examination and re-examination of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures.
4 Regulations Governing the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws
4.1 The provisions of Regulation 1.3 shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to students on the programme.
1.6 Regulations Governing the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws in English Law and French Law/LLM (Maitrise)
1 The Regulations of the Honours Degree of LLB (European) shall be the same as those for the Honours Degree of LLB, except that the programme shall extend over four academic years, one of which will be spent abroad. The programme may be made available by part-time study to suitably qualified applicants under conditions acceptable to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
2 The examination will follow the pattern of the degree of LLB (above) except that for the year abroad candidates will be examined in accordance with the procedures in force at the French or German University as appropriate. Only candidates who attain a satisfactory standard in this year abroad will be eligible for the award of the degree.
3 Candidates who fail to attain a satisfactory standard in the year abroad may be awarded the degree of LLB with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
1.7 Regulations Governing the Partnership Juris Doctor Award (JD) - Partnership
1 Admission to Programme
1.1 With the approval of the Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements specified under the terms of an agreement with a partner institution (‘Partnership Agreement’) shall be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Law. This programme shall only be available to students registered at the partner institution. Students on the programme shall be registered at both the University and the partner institution.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All students on the programme shall follow such modules as are prescribed by the Partnership Agreement.
3 Requirements of Professional Regulatory Bodies
3.1 It shall be the duty of the Head of the Law School to ensure at all times that the programme satisfies the academic requirements of the professional regulatory bodies for admission to legal practice in England and Wales (whether as a barrister or a solicitor). The ‘professional regulatory bodies’ include for these purposes the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society, the Bar Council, and the Bar Standards Board.
3.2 The Head of the Law School may make such rules as appear necessary or expedient to ensure that the programme is consistent with the academic requirements of the professional regulatory bodies. The rules made under this paragraph may be revoked or varied by subsequent rules.
3.3 The rules made under this paragraph shall apply to candidates on the programme as if they formed part of this regulation.
3.4

Any rules made under this paragraph shall be:

(a) notified to the Dean of the Faculty;
(b) laid before the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate for information; and,
(c) published in such places and formats as the Head of the Law School deems necessary.

4 Period of Study
4.1 The period of study under the programme shall be determined by the Partnership Agreement, but in no case shall be longer than five years full time. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
5 Examination, Re-examination and Classification of Awards
5.1 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless it is certified by the Head of School that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme (including the performance of such vacation work as may be required).
5.2 The examination and re-examination of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures.
6 Vacation Study, Field Courses, and Study Abroad
6.1 Students shall undertake such vacation study, field courses, or study abroad as may from time to time be prescribed.
1.8 Regulations Governing Certificates in Archaeology, Combined Studies, Computing, Egyptology, Environmental Studies, Historical Studies, Humanities, Literature, Regional Studies, Theology
1 Eligibility
1.1 Applicants shall be admitted on the recommendation of the Associate Dean for Education.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 Candidates are required to follow modules to a total value of 120 credits. The content of programmes must observe the University's approval conventions for levels and awards.
3 Period of Study
3.1 Candidates shall normally complete the prescribed programme of study within 6 years.
4 Examination
4.1 Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with the scheme presented in the syllabus.
4.2 Candidates shall be awarded credits for each module upon satisfactory completion of the assessment(s) and any other requirements of the programme.
5 Re-Examination
5.1 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any part of the programme may be permitted re-assessment in that part on one subsequent occasion.
6 Award
6.1 Certificates may be awarded with merit or with distinction.
1.9 Regulations Governing Certificates in Modern Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
1 Eligibility
1.1 Applicants shall be admitted on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 Certificate students are required to follow units to a total value of 120 credits. The content of the programme must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.
3 Period of Study
3.1 Candidates shall attend the prescribed programme of study which may extend up to a maximum of four academic years.
3.2 A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
4 Examination
4.1 No candidates shall be admitted to the examination unless the Associate Dean Education certifies that they have completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme.
4.2 Candidates shall be examined in accordance with the scheme presented in the syllabus.
5 Re-Examination
5.1 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any part of the programme may be permitted re-examination in that part on one subsequent occasion, with or without attendance, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes acting on behalf of the Senate.
6 Award
6.1 The Certificate may be awarded with merit or with distinction. The Certificates in Modern Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian may carry an endorsement recording a distinction in the oral language.
1.10 Regulations Governing the Certificate in Theology
1 Eligibility
1.1 Applicants shall be admitted on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 Candidates are required to follow modules to a total value of 120 credits. The content of the programme must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.
3 Period of Study
3.1 Candidates shall attend the prescribed part-time programme of study which shall extend over two academic years.
3.2 A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
4 Examination
4.1 No candidates shall be eligible for the award of the Certificate in Theology unless the Associate Dean for Education certifies that they have completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme. Candidates will be assessed in the September following the end of the programme of study in accordance with the scheme presented in the syllabus.
5 Re-examination
5.1 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any part of the programme may be permitted re-examination in that part on one subsequent occasion, with or without attendance, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes acting on behalf of the Senate.
6 Award
6.1 The Certificate in Theology may be awarded with merit or distinction.
1.11 Regulations Governing Diplomas in Archaeological Studies, Historical Studies, Humanities, Literature, Theological and Cultural Studies, and Theology
1 Eligibility
1.1 Applicants shall be admitted on the recommendation of the Associate Dean for Education, normally on the basis of 120 credits at Level 1 in a related subject area or the equivalent.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 Candidates are required to follow modules to a total value of 120 credits at Level 2 and to have obtained 120 credits at Level 1 from a previous, approved programme.
3 Period of Study
3.1 Candidates shall attend the prescribed part-time programme of study which shall extend over a maximum of four academic years.
3.2 A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Senate.
4 Assessment
4.1 No candidates shall be admitted to the examination unless the Associate Dean for Education certifies that they have completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme.
4.2 Candidates will be assessed in accordance with the scheme presented in the syllabus.
5 Re-Assessment
5.1 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any part of the programme may be permitted re-assessment in that part on one subsequent occasion, with or without attendance, on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and with the consent of the Senate.
6 Award
6.1 The Diplomas may be awarded with distinction.
1.12 Regulations Governing the Diploma in English Law for International Students
1 Eligibility
1.1 Applicants for admission must have either a degree from a recognised degree-awarding body or another qualification acceptable to the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College.
1.2 Applicants will be required to provide evidence of competence in the English language sufficient for the programme.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 Candidates are required to follow modules to a total value of 120 credits.
3 Period of Study
3.1 Candidates shall undertake a full-time programme of study approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College for a period of not less than three terms.
4 Programme of Study
4.1 Candidates shall undertake four modules chosen from the list of LLB modules. With the permission of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College a postgraduate module may be substituted for one of the undergraduate modules.
5 Examination
5.1 The examination shall consist of written papers or the submission of essay(s), each of which may be supplemented by oral examination.
5.2

No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College is satisfied that the candidate has completed, by attendance and otherwise, the requirements of the programme.

5.3 Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes acting on behalf of the Senate, be re-examined in part or all of the examination on one subsequent occasion.
6 Award
6.1 The Diploma in English Law shall be awarded as a pass Diploma.
1.13 Regulations Governing the Diploma in Science Studies for International Students
1 Eligibility
1.1 Applicants for admission must hold a degree in an appropriate subject or subjects from a recognised University or other Institution of Higher Education, or another qualification acceptable to the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College concerned.
1.2 Applicants will be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language sufficient for the programme.
1.3 Applicants shall be admitted on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College in which they intend to study.
2 Credit-rating of Programmes
2.1 Candidates are required to follow modules to a total value of 120 credits.
3 Period of study
3.1 Candidates shall carry out an approved programme of full-time study for not less than ten months.
4 Examination
4.1 The examination shall consist of written papers which may be supplemented by one or more of the following: an oral examination, continuous assessment, a practical examination. In determining the result of the examination, account will be taken of work completed during the programme and of the candidate's competence in the English Language.
4.2 No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College concerned is satisfied that the candidate has completed, by attendance and otherwise, the requirements of the programme.
5 Re-examination
5.1 A candidate who fails in any part of the programme may be permitted re-examination in that part on one subsequent occasion, with or without attendance, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes acting on behalf of the Senate.
6 Award
6.1 The Diploma in Science Studies shall be awarded as a pass Diploma.
1.14 Regulations Governing the Diploma in Theology
1 Eligibility
1.1 Applicants for admission to the programme for the Diploma in Theology must be graduates of the University or of another University or Institution of Higher Education approved by the Senate for this purpose, or other persons whose qualifications are acceptable to the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 Candidates are required to follow modules to a total value of 120 credits.
3 Period of Study
3.1 Candidates may register either full-time for three terms or part-time for six terms, in each case normally beginning with the Autumn Term. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
4 Subject of Study
4.1 Candidates shall follow modules to the value of 120 credits in accordance with the syllabus.
5 Examinations
5.1 The examination for the Diploma shall consist of four papers; full-time candidates will be examined at the end of the third term of study, part-time candidates will take two papers at the end of the third term and two papers at the end of the sixth term.
6 Re-examination
6.1 A candidate who fails in any part of the programme may be permitted re-examination in that part on one subsequent occasion, with or without attendance, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes acting on behalf of the Senate.
7 Award
7.1 The Diploma in Theology may be awarded with distinction.
1.15 Regulations Governing the Partnership LLM award (LLM) - HKUST
1 Admission
1.1 With the approval of the Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements specified under the terms of an agreement with a partner institution (‘Partnership Agreement’) shall be admitted to the programme on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Law. This programme shall only be available to students registered at a partner institution. Students on the programme shall be registered at both the University and the partner institution.
1.2 The provisions of Regulation 1.13 paragraph 1 (‘Eligibility’) shall not apply to candidates on the programme.
2 Credit-rating of Programme
2.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. Candidates for the programme are required to follow modules to the value of at least 225 credits as specified in the partnership agreement.
2.2 The programme shall be composed of modules from the Master of Laws programme and such other modules as are specified in the partnership agreement.
3 Period of Study
3.1 The period of study under the programme shall be determined by the Partnership Agreement, but in no case shall be longer than five years full time. A candidate may be allowed to extend the period of study only for a reason approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
4 Assessment
4.1 Candidates on the programme shall be assessed in accordance with the University's approved procedures, and for these purposes the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Programmes Assessment Procedures shall apply.
4.2 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies that the candidate has completed by attendance or otherwise the requirements of the programme.
4.3 A candidate who fails in any part of the programme contributing to the final award may, on the recommendation of the examiners and with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, be permitted to resubmit or re-sit on up to two subsequent occasions, the part of the assessment requirements which they have failed.
4.4 Candidates for the programme who have not achieved the standard required for the degree may be eligible on the recommendation of the examiners for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate, according to the numbers of postgraduate credits successfully achieved.
5 Dissertation
5.1 A dissertation module shall form an element of the programme. No candidate shall include in any dissertation, material previously submitted and approved for the award of a degree by this or any other university.
5.2 Candidates must submit two printed or type-written copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words), of which one shall become the property of the University.
5.3 When ready to apply for the dissertation to be examined, each candidate shall submit an application form which shall include an undertaking that all the material in it which is not the candidate's own work is identified, and that the dissertation does not include any material previously submitted and approved for a degree.
6 Awards
6.1 The programme may be awarded with distinction or with merit.
1.16 Regulations Governing the Postgraduate Certificate in Education
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for admission to a programme of study leading to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education:
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Exceptionally, other persons whose qualifications are acceptable to the Senate.
  All applicants must be recommended by the Head of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.
2 Period of Study
2.1 Candidates shall follow a one-year full-time programme.
3 Subjects of Study
3.1 Candidates shall follow a programme in Educational Studies and shall undertake school-based work in the Practice of Education.
4 Examinations
4.1 No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless the Director of the School of Education certifies:
  (a) that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme of study, and
  (b) that the candidate is deemed a suitable entrant to the teaching profession.
4.2 The candidate shall be examined in:
  (a) Educational Studies, and
  (b) The Practice of Education.
4.3 The examination shall be based on continuous assessment of work (which may include written examinations).
5 Re-examination
5.1 A candidate who, because of illness, has been unable to complete the required period of school-based work may, if the Board of Examiners is unwilling to recommend an Aegrotat pass in the Practice of Education, be recommended by that Board for the award of the Certificate subject to satisfactory completion of a stipulated period of this work.
5.2 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in either Educational Studies or the Practice of Education, may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate, be referred with or without attendance for a stipulated period as recommended by the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and approved by the Senate.
5.3 Candidates referred in Educational Studies may be re-examined on one occasion with or without attendance, as approved by the Board of the Faculty. Candidates referred in Practice of Education may be re-examined after further attendance on not more than one subsequent occasion as approved by the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate.
5.4 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in both Educational Studies and the Practice of Education may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate, be re-examined under the conditions set out in 5.2.
5.5 All re-examinations must normally be taken within two years of the time of initial failure.
6 Award
6.1 The Postgraduate Certificate in Education shall be awarded as a pass Certificate only.

1.17

Regulations Governing the Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Post Compulsory Education

1

Eligibility

1.1

The following may apply for admission to a programme of study leading to the Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Post Compulsory Education:

 

(a) Graduates of the University.

 

(b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.

 

(c) Exceptionally, other persons whose qualifications are acceptable to the Senate.

 

All applicants must be recommended by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit.

2

Period of Study

2.1

Candidates shall follow a one-year full-time programme.

3

Subjects of Study

3.1

Candidates shall follow a programme in Educational Studies and shall undertake further education-based work in the Practice of Education.

4

Assessment

4.1

No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies:

 

(a) that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme of study, and

 

(b) that the candidate is deemed a suitable entrant to the teaching profession.

4.2

The candidate shall be examined in:

 

(a) Educational Studies, and

 

(b) The Practice of Education.

4.3

The examination shall be based on continuous assessment of work (which may include written examinations).

5

Re-assessment

5.1

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in either Educational Studies or the Practice of Education, may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate, be referred with or without attendance for a stipulated period as recommended by the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and approved by the Senate.

5.2

Candidates referred in Educational Studies may be re-examined on one occasion with or without attendance, as approved by the Board of the Faculty. Candidates referred in Practice of Education may be re-examined after further attendance on not more than one subsequent occasion as approved by the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate.

5.3

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in both Educational Studies and the Practice of Education may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate, be re-examined under the conditions set out in 5.2.

5.4

All re-examinations must normally be taken within two years of the time of initial failure.

6

Award

6.1

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Post Compulsory Education shall be awarded as a pass Certificate only.

1.18 Regulations Governing the Degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Education (Practise-Based Educational Research) (MEd PBER), Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering (European), Master of Fine Arts, Master of Laws, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Research, Master of Research (Economics), Master of Research (Advanced Biological Sciences), Master of Science with Industrial Placement, Master of Public Administration with Applied Studies, Master of Clinical Research (MClinRes), Master of Clinical Practice (MClinPrac), Master of Clinical Practice (Research) (MClinPrac(Res)), Master of Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Practice (MPPClinPrac), Master of Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Practice (Clinical Training) (MPPClinPrac(CT)), and Master of Science 
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration for a degree of Master:
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the Senate under Ordinance 11.1.
  (d) Where the syllabus permits and sufficient credits have been successfully accumulated on a programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate, candidates may be permitted to transfer to a degree of Master, and to count the period of study completed under their original registration towards the period required under the new registration.
1.2 Candidates for the degree of MEng shall be graduates holding the degree of Bachelor of Engineering of the University of Exeter.
1.3 Applicants under 1.1 (a)-(c) will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.4 Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English Language, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally in the University English Language Centre.
2 Conditions of Study
2.1 Candidates for a degree of Master will be registered as full-time, part-time or continuation students as provided in the programme syllabus. Full-time candidates shall follow approved programmes of study, including any required course work, for a minimum of one year. Part-time candidates shall follow approved programmes of study, including any required course work, for a minimum period of two years.
2.2 For programmes for which the University's Education Committee has given such approval, the whole, or part, of the period of study may be undertaken at an approved institution.
3 Credit-rating of Programmes
3.1

All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. Candidates for the degree of Master are required to follow modules to the value of at least 180 credits as specified in the programme syllabus, except for the following awards:

- Master of Fine Art where students must follow modules to the value of 360 credits.
- Master of Clinical Practice and Master of Clinical Practice (Research) where students must follow modules to the value of 300 credits.
- Master of Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Practice where a student must follow modules to the value of 210 credits
- Master of Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Practice (Clinical Training) where the student must follow modules to the value of 390 credits
- 2-year Master’s awards: Master of Research (Economics), Master of Research (Advanced Biological Sciences), Master of Science with Industrial Placement, Master of Public Administration with Applied Studies, and Master of Research where students must follow modules to the value of 240 credits.

The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.

3.2 The programme of study shall include not less than 90 credits in the University or in an institution affiliated to, or associated with, the University. Exceptionally, this minimum number may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere;
  (a) in individual cases subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes; or
  (b) in the case of other institutions' specific programmes, subject to the approval of the University's Education Committee.
  This arrangement does not apply for the Master of Fine Arts.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year within which credit for modules is being sought.
4.2 The programme specification for postgraduate taught programmes may stipulate the 'credit expiry period' for modules within that programme, otherwise it will be five years.
4.3 If counting credit towards a programme would mean that more than the credit expiry period will elapse between the date of the award of the earliest credits and the date for the completion of the programme, the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, on the advice of the relevant school may:
  a) Cancel credit for the module/s; or
  b) Determine the conditions, if any, under which the student may retain credit.
4.4 Candidates who have successfully completed all the requirements for the award of the degree except for the submission of the dissertation and have completed three terms since initial registration on the dissertation module may, subject to the consent of their Director of Studies, be permitted to transfer to continuation status.
4.5 Such candidates are required to submit a report on their progress at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
5 Assessment
5.1 Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with the University's approved Postgraduate Taught Programmes Assessment Procedures and the scheme described in the syllabus.
5.2 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies that the candidate has completed by attendance or otherwise the requirements of the programme.
5.3 Candidates for degrees of Master by taught programme who have not achieved the standard required for the degree may be eligible on the recommendation of the examiners for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate, according to the numbers of credits successfully achieved.
5.4 Dissertations within Postgraduate Taught Programmes
5.4.1 Where a dissertation module forms an element in the programme, a candidate may not include in any dissertation, material previously submitted and approved for the award of a degree by this or any other university.
5.4.2 Candidates must either submit two printed or type-written copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words), of which one shall become the property of the University or submit electronically depending on the requirements of the programme/ discipline.
5.4.3 When ready to apply for the dissertation to be examined, each candidate shall submit an application form which shall include an undertaking that all the material in it which is not the candidate's own work is identified, and that the dissertation does not include any material previously submitted and approved for a degree.
5.5 A candidate who fails in any part of the programme contributing to the final award may, on the recommendation of the College Assessment, Progression and Awarding committee, and with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, be permitted to resubmit or re-sit the part of the assessment requirements which they have failed in accordance with Chapters 8 and 11 of the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding.
6 Awards
6.1 Degrees of Master by taught programme may be awarded with distinction or with merit.
7 Staff Candidates
7.1 Full-time members of the academic staff in the categories of Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer and Research Fellow may apply for registration as candidates for a degree of Master. No period of study will be prescribed for such candidates.
7.2 Other full-time employees of the University and all part-time employees may apply for registration.
1.19 Regulations Governing the Postgraduate Certificate
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration for a Postgraduate Certificate
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons able to satisfy the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes (or, under circumstances approved by the Faculty Board, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of an appropriate College or other academic unit) by their qualifications or experience of their fitness to enter the programme.
1.2 Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Conditions of Study
2.1 Candidates for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate will be registered as full-time or part-time students as provided in the programme syllabus.
2.2 Candidates shall follow the approved programme of study as prescribed in the syllabus, including any requirements for the period of study.
3 Credits
3.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. The contents of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.
3.2 Candidates for a Postgraduate Certificate are required to follow modules to a total value of not less than 60 credits. Exceptionally, this minimum number may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere;
  (a) in individual cases subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes; or
  (b) in the case of other institutions' specific programmes, subject to the approval of the Taught Faculty Board.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year within which credit for modules is being sought.
4.2 The programme specification for postgraduate taught programmes may stipulate the 'credit expiry period' for modules within that programme, otherwise it will be five years.
4.3 If counting credit towards a programme would mean that more than the credit expiry period will elapse between the date of the award of the earliest credits and the date for the completion of the programme, the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, on the advice of the relevant College may:
  (a) Cancel credit for the module/s; or
  (b) Determine the conditions, if any, under which the student may retain credit.
5 Assessment
5.1 Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with the University's approved Postgraduate Taught Programmes Assessment Procedures and the scheme described in the syllabus.
5.2 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies that the candidate has completed by attendance or otherwise the requirements of the programme.
5.3 A candidate who fails in any part of the programme contributing to the final award may, on the recommendation of the examiners and with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, be permitted to resubmit or re-sit on up to two subsequent occasions that part of the assessment requirements which they have failed.
6 Award
6.1 The Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded:
  (a) to those candidates successfully completing an approved programme designed to lead directly to that award; or
  (b) to candidates not completing the requirements for a higher postgraduate award for which they were originally registered but who have successfully accumulated credits as required under paragraph 3 above.
6.2 The Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded with distinction or with merit.
7 Eligibility of Transfer
7.1 Where the syllabus permits and sufficient credits have been successfully accumulated, candidates may be permitted to transfer their registration to a higher postgraduate award and to count the period of study completed under their original registration towards the period required under the new registration.
8 Application
8.1 The application of these Regulations may be varied where separate Regulations have been approved for named Postgraduate Certificates.

1.20

Regulations Governing the Certificate in Education (Further Education)

1

Eligibility

1.1

Candidates for admission shall normally be teachers or trainers in post-compulsory education or training.

2

Period of Study

2.1

Candidates shall follow a two-year part-time programme.

3

Subjects of Study

3.1

Candidates shall follow a programme in Educational Studies and shall undertake Further Education-based placements in the Practice of Education.

4

Assessment

4.1

No candidate shall be admitted to the examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies:

 

(a) that the candidate has completed by attendance and otherwise the requirements of the programme of study, and

 

(b) that the candidate is deemed a suitable entrant to the teaching profession.

4.2

The candidate shall be examined in:

 

(a) Educational Studies, and

 

(b) The Practice of Education.

4.3

The examination shall be based on continuous assessment of work (which may include written examinations).

5

Re-assessment

5.1

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in either Educational Studies or the Practice of Education, may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate, be referred with or without attendance for a stipulated period as recommended by the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and approved by the Senate.

5.2

Candidates referred in Educational Studies may be re-examined on one occasion with or without attendance, as approved by the Board of the Faculty. Candidates referred in Practice of Education may be re-examined after further attendance on not more than one subsequent occasion as approved by the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate.

5.3

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in both Educational Studies and the Practice of Education may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate, be re-examined under the conditions set out in 5.2.

5.4

All re-examinations must normally be taken within two years of the time of initial failure.

4

Award

4.1

The Certificate in Education (Further Education) shall be awarded as a pass Certificate only.

1.21

Regulations Governing the National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination

1

Eligibility

1.1

Candidates for admission shall normally be qualified teachers in a SENCO role.

 

All applicants must be recommended by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit.

2

Period of Study

2.1

Candidates shall follow a one-year part-time programme.

3

Subjects of Study

3.1

Candidates shall follow a programme in Special Educational Needs (SEN) education and shall complete: two 30 credit modules and complete a SENCO Learning Outcomes Portfolio.

4

Assessment

4.1

No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies that the candidate has completed by attendance or otherwise the requirements of the programme.

4.2

The candidate shall be examined in:

 

(a) Special Educational Needs Education modules.

 

(b) a Special Educational Needs Coordination (SENCO) Learning Outcomes Portfolio.

4.3

The examination shall be based on continuous assessment of work (which may include written examinations).

 

Candidates who achieve the two 30 credit modules but do not successfully complete the SENCO Learning Outcomes Portfolio may be eligible on the recommendation of the examiners for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in SEN Coordination.

5

Re-examination

5.1

A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in either Educational Studies or the Practice of Education, may, with the approval of the Board of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Senate, be referred with or without attendance for a stipulated period as recommended by the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and approved by the Senate.

5.4

A candidate who fails in any part of the programme contributing to the final award may, on the recommendation of the examiners and with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, be permitted to resubmit or re-sit on up to two subsequent occasions that part of the assessment requirements which they have failed.

6

Award

6.1

The National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination may be awarded with distinction or with merit.

7

Eligibility of Transfer

7.1

Where the syllabus permits and sufficient credits have been successfully accumulated, candidates may be permitted to transfer their registration to a higher postgraduate award and to count the period of study completed under their original registration towards the period required under the new registration.

1.22 Regulations Governing the Postgraduate Diploma
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration for a Postgraduate Diploma
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons able to satisfy the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes (or, under circumstances approved by the Faculty Board, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of an appropriate College or other academic unit) by their qualifications or experience of their fitness to enter the programme.
  (d) Where the syllabus permits and sufficient credits have been successfully accumulated on a programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate, candidates may be permitted to transfer to the degree of Master, and to count the period of study completed under their original registration towards the period required under the new registration.
1.2 Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Conditions of Study
2.1 Candidates for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma will be registered as full-time or part-time students as provided in the programme syllabus.
2.2 Candidates shall follow the approved programme of study as prescribed in the syllabus, including any requirements for the period of study.
3 Credits
3.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. The contents of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.
3.2 Candidates for a Postgraduate Diploma are required to follow modules to a total value of not less than 120 credits. Exceptionally, this minimum number may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere;
  (a) in individual cases subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes; or
  (b) in the case of other institutions' specific programmes, subject to the approval of the Taught Faculty Board.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year within which credit for modules is being sought.
4.2 The programme specification for postgraduate taught programmes may stipulate the 'credit expiry period' for modules within that programme, otherwise it will be five years.
4.3 If counting credit towards a programme would mean that more than the credit expiry period will elapse between the date of the award of the earliest credits and the date for the completion of the programme, the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, on the advice of the relevant College may:
  (a) Cancel credit for the module/s; or
  (b) Determine the conditions, if any, under which the student may retain credit.
5 Assessment
5.1 Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with the University's approved Postgraduate Taught Programmes Assessment Procedures and the scheme described in the syllabus.
5.2 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies that the candidate has completed by attendance or otherwise the requirements of the programme.
5.3 A candidate who fails in any part of the programme contributing to the final award may on the recommendation of the examiners and with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes be permitted to resubmit or re-sit on up to two subsequent occasions that part of the assessment requirements which they have failed.
6 Award
6.1 The Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded:
  (a) to those candidates successfully completing an approved programme designed to lead directly to that award; or
  (b) to candidates not completing the requirements for the degree of Master (as defined under Reguation 2.3) for which they were originally registered but who have successfully accumulated credits as required under paragraph 3 above.
6.2 The Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded with distinction or with merit.
7 Eligibility of Transfer
7.1 Where the syllabus permits and sufficient credits have been successfully accumulated, candidates may be permitted to transfer their registration to the degree of Master and to count the period of study completed under their original registration towards the period required under the new registration.
8 Application
8.1 The application of these Regulations may be varied where separate Regulations have been approved for named Postgraduate Diplomas.
1.23 Regulations Governing Foundation Degrees
1 Eligibility for Admissions
1.1 With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of Faculty of Taught Studies and Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to programmes on the recommendations of the School(s) or approved partner institution concerned.
2 Credit-rating of Programmes
2.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All full-time students are required to follow modules normally to a value of 120 credits each year , whilst part-time students normally study credits to a value of at least 60 credits per year. For the award of a Foundation Degree students are required to be assessed in at least 240 credits in accordance with the University's Undergraduate Degrees and Awards: Assessment Procedures. The content of the programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards, as set out in the Levels and Awards Framework.
3 Transfer of Credits
3.1 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned, studies pursued in another university or institution of higher education may be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree provided that:
  (a) the number of credits does not exceed 120 in a 240-credit programme.
  (b) the final 120 credits of the programme are studied at the University of Exeter or approved partner institution.
  Exceptionally these minima may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere, subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty in the case of individual applications.
4 Progression Routes
4.1 A Foundation Degree of the University must have an identified progression route to an appropriate programme at either Exeter or another approved Higher Education Institution.
4.2 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned, a graduate of the University may, on completion of not less than 120 credits of additional study in the University, be accepted as a candidate for an honours degree in an appropriate subject.
5 Assessment, Re-assessment and Classification of Awards
5.1 The assessment and re-assessment of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved ‘Undergraduate Degrees and Awards: Assessment Procedures' and supplemented by programme-based assessment procedures.
6 Award
6.1 The degree may be awarded with Merit or Distinction.
1.24 Regulations Governing Intergrated Masters Degrees (MArabic, MGeol, MLibArts, MPhys, MPol, MMath, MEng, MSci) 
1 Admission to Programmes
1.1 With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to programmes on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean(s) of College concerned.
2 Credit-rating of Programmes
2.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All full-time students are required to follow modules normally to a value of 120 credits each year, whilst part-time students normally study credits to the value of at least 60 credits per year. For the award of a 4 stage programme students are required to follow modules to the value of 480 credits for a four- stage programme, in accordance with the University's Undergraduate Degrees and Awards: Assessment Procedures. The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards, as set out in the Levels and Awards Framework.
3 Transfer of Credits
3.1 On the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College concerned, studies at degree level pursued in another university or institution of higher education may be counted towards the credit requirements for the degree provided that
  (a) the number of credits does not exceed 240 in a 480-credit programme and
  (b) the final 240 credits of the programme are studied at the University of Exeter.
  Exceptionally, these minima may be reduced in recognition of credits accumulated from elsewhere, subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty in the case of individual applications, and of the Board of the Faculty in the case of other institutions' specific programmes.
4 Assessment, Re-assessment and Classification of Awards
4.1 The assessment and re-assessment of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures and supplemented by programme-based assessment procedures.
  Candidates for final Honours may, on successful completion of a minimum of 60 credits of foreign modules, on the recommendation of the examiners be awarded a degree title to include `with proficiency in <named language>.
1.25 Regulations Governing the Graduate LLB Programme
1 Eligibility
  The following may apply for registration for the Graduate LLB programme.
  (a) Graduates of the University of Exeter who been awarded an undergraduate degree classification of at least 2:1.
  (b) Graduates of the other Universities or Higher Education Institutions approved by Senate who have been awarded an undergraduate degree classification of at least 2:1.
2 Admission to Programme
  With the approval of the Dean/Associate acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to the programmes on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College concerned.
3 Credit-rating of Programmes
  All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All full-time students are required to follow modules normally to a value of 120 credits each year. Successful candidates for the Graduate LLB will complete 120 credits at level 2 and 120 credits at level 3. The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards, as set out in the Levels and Awards Framework.
4 Assessment, Re-assessment and Classification of Awards
  The assessment and re-assessment of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved undergraduate degree assessment procedures and supplemented by programme-based assessment procedures.
1.26 Regulations Governing the Certificate in Advanced Study
1 Eligibility
  The following may apply for registration for the Certificate in Advanced Study
  (a) Graduates of the University of Exeter who been awarded an undergraduate degree classification of at least 2:1.
  (b) Graduates of the other Universities or Higher Education Institutions approved by Senate who have been awarded an undergraduate degree classification of at least 2:1.
 

Additional professional qualifications may be required, subject to specific programme specifications.

2 Admission to Programme
 

With the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Board of the Faculty of Taught Programmes and the Senate, applicants who satisfy the entrance requirements shall be admitted to the programmes on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College concerned.

3 Credit-rating of Programmes
 

All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. All students for the Certificate must complete modules to the value of 20 credits. Successful candidates for the Certificate will complete 30 credits at level 7. The content of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards, as set out in the Levels and Awards Framework.

4 Assessment, Re-assessment and Classification of Awards
 

The assessment and re-assessment of candidates and the classification of awards shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved postgraduate  degree assessment procedures and supplemented by programme-based assessment procedures.

1.27 Regulations Governing the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following must be true to apply for registration for the Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, each applicant must meet the following criteria as applicable to their registration body, in addition to meeting the University entry requirements of the programme:
  - GPhC: Pharmacist registered with GPhC or PSNI with at least two years appropriate patient-orientated experience in a UK hospital, community or primary care setting following qualification.
  - NMC: Registered nurse (level 1), midwife or SCPHN with at least one years’ appropriate patient-orientated experience in a UK hospital, community or primary care setting following qualification.
  - HCPC: HCPC registered physiotherapist, therapeutic/diagnostic radiographer, podiatrist or dietitian, with at least three years post-qualification experience in the area in which they will be prescribing.
  - HCPC (Paramedics): Registered paramedic with at least five years since qualification, practising in their area of expertise for at least 12 months; Have completed post-qualification study at level 7 (Master’s level)
1.2 All applicants must:
  (a) Have the agreement of a designated prescribing practitioner (DPP), practice assessor (PA) or Practice Educator (PE) who is willing to supervise their training.
  (b) Demonstrate experience and reflective professional practice.
  (c) Have identified an intended area of prescribing practice.
  (d) Have support from a line manager, employer or service commissioner.
  (e) Be fit to practice in accordance with the requirements of their regulator.
  (f) Have the academic ability to study at level 7.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Conditions of Study
2.1 Candidates for the award of a Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing will be registered as full-time or part-time students as provided in the programme syllabus.
2.2 Candidates shall follow the approved programme of study as prescribed in the syllabus, including any requirements for the period of study.
3 Credits
3.1 All modules comprising an approved programme of study carry a specific credit value. The contents of programmes must observe the University's approved conventions for levels and awards.
3.2 Candidates for a Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing are required to follow modules to a total value of not less than 45 credits. 
3.3 Only modules that have been approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health and Care Professions Council as contributing towards the Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing may be considered towards the award.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year within which credit for modules is being sought.
4.2 The programme specification for postgraduate taught programmes may stipulate the 'credit expiry period' for modules within that programme, otherwise it will be five years.
4.3 If counting credit towards a programme would mean that more than the credit expiry period will elapse between the date of the award of the earliest credits and the date for the completion of the programme, the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes, on the advice of the relevant College may:
  (a) Cancel credit for the module/s; or
  (b) Determine the conditions, if any, under which the student may retain credit.
5 Assessment
5.1 Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with the University's approved Postgraduate Taught Programmes Assessment Procedures and the scheme described in the syllabus.
5.2 No candidate shall be admitted to any examination unless the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College or appropriate academic unit certifies that the candidate has completed by attendance or otherwise the requirements of the programme.
6 Award
6.1 The Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing may be awarded to those candidates successfully completing the approved programme designed to lead directly to that award only.
6.2 The Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing is unclassified.
7 Eligibility of Transfer
7.1 Where the syllabus permits and sufficient credits have been successfully accumulated, candidates may be permitted to transfer their registration to a higher postgraduate award and to count the period of study completed under their original registration towards the period required under the new registration.

2. Faculty of Graduate Research

2.1 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Philosophy
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration for the degree of Master of Philosophy:
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 11.1.
1.2 Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Registration of Candidature
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved.
2.2 Subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of Faculty, candidates registered at the University for another degree of Master or for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Surgery, Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Engineering may be allowed to transfer their registration to the degree of Master of Philosophy and to have all or part of the period of study completed under the original registration counted towards the period required under the new registration.
3 Conditions of Study
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 All candidates are required to submit a report on their research at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
4.2 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
4.3 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
4.4 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
4.5 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
4.6 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
5 Assessment
5.1 Each candidate will be required to submit a thesis in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed 60,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and may be required to take a viva voce examination.
5.2 Candidates must normally submit two copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures’, or three copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
5.3

In assessing the thesis, please see:

5.3.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year

5.3.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year1

  5.3.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it extends the knowledge of the subject;
  (b) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field;
  (c) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
 

5.3.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year:  In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:

  (a) A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice;
  (b) A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;
  (c) Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline;
 

(d) Conceptual understanding that enables the student:

- to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline; and

- to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses;

  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
5.4 When the examiners consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of MPhil, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners, as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that no degree be awarded but that the candidate be permitted to submit a revised thesis.
5.5 In making their recommendation, examiners may take into account any circumstances which may make it impracticable for a candidate to undertake a further period of study.
5.6 When making recommendations (a), (b) or (c), the examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of Faculty, also to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required (whether minor, major or revisions prior to re-submission) to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
5.7 A thesis may be re-submitted on one occasion within such period of further study as the examiners recommend and the Dean/ Associate Dean of Faculty approves. A candidate preparing for re-submission will be required to maintain registration as a continuing registration student.
5.8 On examination of a re-submitted thesis, if the examiners again consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of MPhil, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners
  (c) that no degree be awarded.
   
   
 

The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

2.2 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration as candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy:
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 13.2.
1.2 Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Registration
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved.
2.2 Subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, candidates registered for a degree of Master of Philosophy, Master of Arts by Research or Master of Science by Research, Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery or Doctor of Engineering may be allowed to transfer their registration to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and to have all or part of the period of study already completed under the original registration counted towards the period under the new registration.
3 Conditions of Study
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Four Year PhD Programmes
4.1

Candidates registering for a Four Year PhD programme complete the requirements for the award of a specified Masters programme, followed by a programme of research leading to the award of a research degree.

4.2 Candidates shall be required to register full-time, initially on a one year programme of study for the award of the specified Masters programme, and subsequently shall normally follow an approved programme of research.
4.3 In the first year of study, candidates shall be deemed to be also subject to the Regulations governing the Masters programme specified in the Programme of Study.
4.4 Subject to successful completion of the requirements of the specified Masters programme, candidates shall be awarded the Masters degree.
4.5 Candidates will be permitted to progress to year two of the programme, subject to completion of the requirements of the specified Masters programme and any other requirements given in the Programme of Study. Candidates who are subsequently not awarded the Masters degree will be required to withdraw from the programme.
4.6 In accordance with the requirements given in the Programme of Study, candidates may be required in their second year of study to initially follow a programme of research for the award of MPhil. In accordance with a College's normal upgrading procedures, a candidate may subsequently be permitted to follow a programme of research for the award of PhD. Otherwise a candidate shall be examined in accordance with the Regulations governing the degree of MPhil.
4.7 Candidates who progress to a programme of research for the award of PhD shall be subject to the Regulations governing the degree of PhD for the remainder of their permitted period of study.
4.8 Continued registration on the Four Year PhD programme shall be subject to satisfactory completion of other additional requirements as specified in their Programme of Study.
5 Continued Registration
5.1 All candidates are required to submit a report on their research at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
5.2 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
5.3 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
5.4 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
5.5 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
5.6 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
6 Transfer of Registration
6.1 On the recommendation of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty a candidate may be permitted to transfer registration to another appropriate research degree and to count the period of study already completed under the former registration towards that degree.
7 Assessment
7.1 Each candidate will be required to submit a thesis in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed 100,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and will normally be required to take a viva voce examination.
7.2 Candidates must normally submit two copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures’, or three copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
7.3 In assessing the thesis, please see:
7.3.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
7.3.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year1
  7.3.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it forms a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject
  (b) evidence of originality
  (c) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field, and
  (d) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  In examining a thesis submitted by a candidate who has been registered on a doctoral programme, the examiners may, in considering the length of the thesis, take into account the additional constraints on the time available to the candidate.
  7.3.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication;
  (b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of professional practice;
  (c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems;
  (d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques and advanced academic enquiry;
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  In examining a thesis submitted by a candidate who has been registered on a doctoral programme, the examiners may, in considering the length of the thesis, take into account the additional constraints on the time available to the candidate.
7.4 When the examiners consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of PhD, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that no degree be awarded but that the candidate be permitted to submit a revised thesis.
7.5 In making their recommendation, examiners may take into account any circumstances which may make it impracticable for a candidate to undertake a further period of study.
7.6 When making recommendations (a), (b) or (c), the examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, also to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required (whether minor, major or revisions prior to re-submission) to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis/thesis which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
7.7 A thesis may be re-submitted on one occasion within such a period of further study as the examiners recommend and the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty approves. A candidate preparing for resubmission will be required to maintain registration as a continuing registration student.
7.8 On examination of a re-submitted thesis, if the examiners again consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of PhD, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners.
  (c) that the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded
  (d) that the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (e) that no degree be awarded.
7.9 In the case of a student registering under a joint award agreement, the examination of the thesis shall normally follow the procedures of the institution at which the majority of the candidate's full-time studies have been undertaken.
   
   
 

The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

Please note - this regulation has replaced

2.3 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology

2.4 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Educational Psychology

2.5 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Education (Pre April 2013)

2.5 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Education (Post April 2013)

2.11 Regulations Governing the Degrees of Doctor of Clinical Research and Doctor of Clinical Practice

 

2.3 Regulations Governing Professional Doctorate Degrees
1

The following programmes are currently subject to these Regulations:

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych); Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy), Doctor of Clinical Research (DClinRes), Doctor of Clinical Practice (DClinPrac), Doctor of Clinical Practice (Research) (DClinPrac(Res)), Doctor of Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Practice (DPPClinPrac).

2 Eligibility
2.1 The following may apply for registration for a professional doctorate programme:
a

Graduates of the University.

b

Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.

c Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 13.2.
d applicants who satisfy any further programme specific entrance requirements shall be admitted to the relevant programme on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College.
2.2 Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study.
3 Registration
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time, part-time or continuation students   as provided in the programme specification.
4 Conditions of Study
4.1 Candidates will satisfactorily complete all programme requirements as specified in the programme specification, completing a total of 540 credits.
4.2 Unless the programme specification stipulates otherwise the 'credit expiry period' for modules will be ten years.
4.3 If counting credit towards the programme would mean that more than the credit expiry period will elapse between the date of the award of the earliest credits and the date for the completion of the programme, the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, on the advice of the relevant College may:
a cancel credit for the module/s; or
b determine the conditions, if any, under which the student may retain credit.
4.4 In the case of candidates who are not studying full-time or are studying on an off-campus basis, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College must be satisfied that regular contact between the candidate and the programme team (including the supervisory team) can be maintained.
5 Continued Registration
5.1 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year within which credit for modules is being sought. Candidates will be registered as either full-time, part-time or as continuing registration students as specified in the programme specification and as recommended by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College concerned.         
5.2 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
5.3 All candidates are required to submit a report on their progress at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
5.4 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
5.5 Candidates are expected to have completed all requirements for the award of their degree within the specified time-period for the relevant programme set out in the Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students for more detailed information. In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension (however see points 4.2 and 4.3 above).
6 Assessment
6.1 In each case the programme specification will determine progression between specific stages of the programme, in particular, where it is a programme requirement that a number of modules be completed prior to registration on the thesis/dissertation module, this will be clearly specified in the programme specification. The progression and assessment of candidates shall be governed by the provisions set out in the University's approved Code of Good Practice - Professional Doctorate Postgraduate Research Programmes and supplemented where relevant by detailed programme specific requirements set out in the programme specification.
 6.2 Students may be able to exit the programme following the successful completion of some of the programme’s modules where an appropriate Master’s level programme is available, as specified in their Student Handbook.
 6.3

Each candidate will be required to submit a dissertation/thesis in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed the following word limits excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and will normally be required to take a viva voce examination.

 
EdD, DClin Res, DClin Prac, DClinPrac(Res) 50,000
DEd Psy 40,000
DPPClinPrac 18,000
DClin Psy 14,000 
  For more detail see the Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures.
6.4 Candidates must submit to the Postgraduate Administration Office two copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures, or three copies for staff candidates.
6.5 In assessing the thesis, please see:
6.5.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
6.5.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year1
  6.5.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it forms a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject
  (b) evidence of originality
  (c) evidence of the candidate’s ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field, and
  (d) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  6.5.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication;
  (b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of professional practice;
  (c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems;
  (d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques and advanced academic enquiry;
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
6.6 When the examiners consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of EdD/DEd Psy/DClin Res/DClin Prac/DClinPrac(Res)/DPPClinPrac/DClin Psy it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
 

(c) that no degree be awarded but that the candidate be permitted to submit a revised thesis.

6.7 When making recommendations (a), (b) or (c), the examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, also to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required (whether minor, major or revisions prior to re-submission) to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis/dissertation which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required
6.8 A thesis may be re-submitted on one occasion within such a period of further study as the examiners recommend and the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty approves. A candidate preparing for resubmission will be required to maintain registration as a continuing registration student.
6.9 On examination of a re-submitted thesis, if the examiners again consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of EdD/DEd Psy/DClin Res/DClin Prac/DClinPrac(Res)/DPPClinPrac/DClin Psy it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations (a and b):
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners.
  The following options (c and d) applies only to the EdD/DEdPsy/DClinRes/DClinPrac/DClinPrac(Res) programmes:
  (c) that the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded.
  (d) that the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  The following option (e) applies only to the EdD/DEd Psy/DClin Res/DClin Prac/DClinPrac(Res)/DPPClinPrac programmes:
  (e) that, where an appropriate award be available, another Master’s degree be awarded.
  The following option (f) applies to all programmes:
 

(f) that no degree be awarded.

   
 

1The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

 

2.4 Regulations Governing the Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Engineering (DEng), Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters and Doctor of Science
1 Nature of Higher Doctorates
1.1 The degrees of DD, DEng, LLD, DLitt and DSc are awarded only on the basis of original published work of distinction. Successful candidates will, in the opinion of the examiners, have established their reputations as authorities in their subjects, having made a significant contribution to the field extended far beyond that expected for award of a Doctor of Philosophy.
2 Eligibility
2.1 Candidates eligible to apply for examination will hold a PhD and will fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
  (a) Graduates of the University of Exeter of not less than seven years' standing.
  (b) Graduates of the University of London who were students of the College of the South West of England for not less than two years, while being prepared for the degree of the University of London.
  (c) Graduates of not less than seven years' standing who hold appointments within the Teaching and Research job family or who are Research Fellows or Senior Research Fellows in the University of Exeter and have completed five years of full-time service in the University* in one or more of those posts.
  (d) Holders of the Associateship of Camborne School of Mines (ACSM).
  *This shall be understood to include service completed at Camborne School of Mines.
3 Fees
3.1 The standard degrees by research fee when charged in relation to Higher Doctorates, is divided into two parts:
  (a) An application fee for initial assessment of your work.
  (b) An examination fee will be charged for examination of your work, which will be the balance of the fee.
4 Application
4.1 Letters of application for registration of candidature shall be sent to the Chief Operating Officer. Applicants are strongly advised to first contact the Associate Dean, Research and Knowledge Transfer, of the College in which they believe their work would fall to discuss the suitability of their application.
4.2 The application must be accompanied by the application fee plus two copies of a curriculum vitae which includes a full list of publications (including any work already accepted for publication) and one copy of each publication being submitted for examination. It is the candidate's responsibility to make clear the extent to which each work is based on independent study and the nature and extent of any collaboration with, or assistance given by, others. Work submitted by the candidates for a degree of another University must be clearly identified as such; work already submitted for a higher doctorate may not be included.
4.3 An application fee of £1000 will be charged to assess your body of work. This fee is charged for the initial review of your work and will not be returned should your application be unsuccessful: see 4.1. There is no recourse to the ‘Procedures relating to Academic Appeals’ at the application stage.
5 Process of Assessment
5.1 The Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College(s) of the appropriate College(s), within which the applicant's work falls shall submit one written report within 3 months to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research either proposing that, prima facie, there are grounds upon which the application may be accepted or setting out grounds on which it should not be accepted, in both cases making reference to the assessment criteria (6.1.). In considering whether to accept the application the Dean/ Associate Dean should give regard to the likely availability of assessors, who should themselves be authorities in the discipline. The report will be made available to the applicant.
5.2 If the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College(s) of the appropriate College(s) propose that the application be accepted, the College(s) shall recommend to the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Faculty Board one internal and two external assessors, or, in the case of current and former members of the academic staff of the University, three external assessors only, by attaching a completed nomination of assessors form to the report, which is available from the Postgraduate Administration Office. The appointment of the assessors should, as far as is practicable follow the requirements for appointment of examiners laid out in the ‘Handbook for Examination of Postgraduate Research Programmes.’
5.3 If the application is rejected at this stage no reapplication will be permitted for a period of five years.
5.4 On approval of the application by the Dean/ Associate Dean, acting on behalf of the Faculty Board, the applicant shall be invited to submit two further copies of the publications to be examined together with the required examination fee. On receipt of the additional copies and balance of fees the examination of the thesis will normally take place within 3 months. The form of the submission should follow that given in ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for the Degrees of MPhil/PhD/EdD/DEdPsy/DClinPsy/MbyRes: Statement of Procedures’ as far as possible.
5.5 An examination fee will be charged (see 3.1 above).
6 Examinations
6.1 In assessing the body of work the assessors will require:
  (a) Evidence that the work forms an significant, original and distinct advancement of the field of study, such as to have led to extensions or development by others;
  (b) Evidence that the work shows command over a field of study, forming a sustained and consistent contribution, establishing the candidate as an authority in the subject.
6.2 An oral examination shall be held only if specifically requested by the assessors.
6.3 The degrees of DD/ Deng/LLD/DLitt/DSc are examined on a pass/fail basis only. When the assessors consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required no reapplication will be permitted for a period of five years. Exceptionally, should the assessors fail to reach a unanimous verdict, the assessors shall submit independent reports, and the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research shall recommend to the Vice Chancellor acting on behalf of Senate the appointment of an additional external assessor.
6.4 Students have a right of appeal against academic decisions and recommendations made by Boards of Examiners and may do so via the ‘Procedures relating to Academic Appeals’, and will be held by the rights and responsibilities of registered students when doing so.
6.5 Following examination one copy of the publications will be retained by the University and deposited in the University Library.

 

2.5 Regulations Governing the Degrees of Master of Arts by Research and Master of Science by Research
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration for the degree of Master of Arts by Research or Master of Science by Research (“Master by Research”):
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 12.1.
1.2 Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Registration of Candidature
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved.
2.2 Subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, candidates registered at the University for another degree of Master or for the degree of Master of Philosophy may be allowed to transfer their registration to the degree of Master by Research and to have all or part of the period of study completed under the original registration counted towards the period required under the new registration.
3 Conditions of Study
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
4.2 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
4.3 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
4.4 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
4.5 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
5 Assessment
5.1 Each candidate will be required to submit a thesis which will either be in the prescribed form for a thesis or in the form of a scientific paper. It shall not normally exceed 40,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography. Candidates may be required to take a viva voce examination.
5.2 Candidates must normally submit two copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the 'Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degree in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures', or three copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
5.3 In assessing the thesis, the examiners will require:
  In assessing the thesis, please see:
5.3.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
5.3.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year1
  5.3.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it extends the knowledge of the subject;
  (b) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field;
  (c) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  5.3.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice;
  (b) A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;
  (c) Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline;
  (d) Conceptual understanding that enables the student:
- to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline; and
- to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses;
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
5.4 When the examiners consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of Master by Research, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners, as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that no degree be awarded but that the candidate be permitted to submit a revised thesis..
5.5 In making their recommendation, examiners may take into account any circumstances which may make it impracticable for a candidate to undertake a further period of study.
5.6 When making recommendations (a), (b) or (c), the examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, also to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required (whether minor, major or revisions prior to re-submission) to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
5.7 A thesis may be re-submitted on one occasion within such period of further study as the examiners recommend and the Dean/ Associate Dean of Faculty approves. A candidate preparing for re-submission will be required to maintain registration as a continuing registration student.
5.8 On examination of a re-submitted thesis, if the examiners again consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of Master by Research, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners
  (c) that no degree be awarded.
   
   
 

1The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

 

2.6 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Publication
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy:
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 13.2.
1.2 Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally at INTO University of Exeter.
1.4 Applicants must be able to supply a coherent portfolio of published work, with their application, normally published within the 5 years prior to application, which demonstrably meet the programme learning outcomes listed under 5.4.
2 Registration
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved.
3 Conditions of Study
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
4.2 Candidates are required to submit a report on their research at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
4.3 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
4.4 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
4.5 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
4.6 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
4.7 In the case of candidates who hold positions within the academic job families in their College it shall be for their Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College to assess annually their progress towards submission for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and assess whether continuing registration remains appropriate.
   
5 Process of Assessment
5.1 The candidate will be required to produce a 10,000 word chapter (maximum) which shall  explain how the work forms a coherent whole, and explain how it meets the doctoral assessment criteria. This chapter along with the publications1 shall be submitted in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed 100,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and will normally be required to take a viva voce examination. Candidates may supplement the publications they included in their application portfolio with any work published subsequent to their registration so long as all items included in the thesis have been published at the point of submission.
5.2 Candidates must normally submit three copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures’, or two copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
5.3 The College shall recommend to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty acting on behalf of the Faculty Board, an internal examiner and two external examiners. In the case of candidates who hold positions within the academic job families in their College no internal examiner shall be appointed, however the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College shall identify a member of staff who will undertake those administrative duties, which would normally fall to the internal examiner.
5.4 In assessing the thesis, please see:
5.4.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
5.4.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year2
  5.4.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it forms a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject.
  (b) evidence of originality.
  (c) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field, and
  (d) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  5.4.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication.
  (b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of professional practice.
  (c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems.
  (d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques and advanced academic enquiry.
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
5.5 It shall be within the discretion of the examiners to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the integrated chapter to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by publication be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the integrated chapter to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (d) that the degree of Master of Philosophy by Publication be awarded.
  (e) that no degree be awarded.
5.6 The examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis/thesis which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
   
   
 

In this context publication is taken to mean publicly available assessable outputs, comparable to the range of outputs defined by the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (RAE 03/2005 - RAE2008: Guidance on submissions (June)) and any future research exercise and as deemed appropriate in a disciplinary context.

  2The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

 

2.7 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Philosophy by Publication
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration as candidates for the degree of Master of Philosophy:
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 12.1.
1.2 Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally at INTO University of Exeter.
1.4 Applicants must be able to supply a coherent portfolio of published work, with their application, normally published within the 5 years prior to application, which demonstrably meet the programme learning outcomes listed under 5.4.
2 Registration
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved.
2.2 Subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, candidates registered at the University for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by publication may be allowed to transfer their registration to the degree of Master of Philosophy by publication and to have all or part of the period of study completed under the original registration counted towards the period required under the new registration.
3 Conditions of Study
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
4.2 Candidates are required to submit a report on their research at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
4.3 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
4.4 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
4.5 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
4.6 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
   
5 Process of Assessment
5.1 The candidate will be required to produce a 6,000 word chapter (maximum) which shall explain how the work forms a coherent whole, and explain how it meets the doctoral assessment criteria. This chapter along with the publications1 shall be submitted in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed 60,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and will normally be required to take a viva voce examination. Candidates may supplement the publications they included in their application portfolio with any work published subsequent to their registration so long as all items included in the thesis have been published at the point of submission.
5.2 Candidates must normally submit three copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures’, or two copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
5.3 The College shall recommend to the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Faculty Board, an internal examiner and two external examiners. In the case of candidates who hold positions within the academic job families in their College no internal examiner shall be appointed, however the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College shall identify a member of staff who will undertake those administrative duties, which would normally fall to the internal examiner.
5.4 In assessing the thesis, please see:
5.4.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
5.4.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year2
  5.4.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it extends the knowledge of the subject.
  (b) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field.
  (c) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  5.4.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice.
  (b) A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.
  (c) Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
  (d) Conceptual understanding that enables the student:
- to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline, and
- to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
5.5 It shall be within the discretion of the examiners to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the integrated chapter to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the integrated chapter to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (d) that the degree of Master of Arts by Research by Publication or Master of Science by Publication be awarded.
  (e) that no degree be awarded.
5.6 The examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean, to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis/dissertation which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
   
   
  1In this context publication is taken to mean publicly available assessable outputs, comparable to the range of outputs defined by the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (RAE 03/2005 - RAE2008: Guidance on submissions (June)) and any future research exercise and as deemed appropriate in a disciplinary context.
  2The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

 

2.8 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Arts by Research and Master of Science by Research by Publication
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration as candidates for the degree of Master of Arts by Research or Master of Science by Research (“Master by Research”):
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 12.1.
1.2 Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally at INTO University of Exeter.
1.4 Applicants must be able to supply a coherent portfolio of published work, with their application, normally published within the 5 years prior to application, which demonstrably meet the programme learning outcomes listed under 5.4.
2 Registration
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved.
2.2 Subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, candidates registered at the University for the degree of Master of Philosophy by publication may be allowed to transfer their registration to the degree of Master by Research by publication and to have all or part of the period of study completed under the original registration counted towards the period required under the new registration.
3 Conditions of Study
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
4.2 Candidates are required to submit a report on their research at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
4.3 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
4.4 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
4.5 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
4.6 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
   
5 Process of Assessment
5.1 The candidate will be required to produce a 4,000 word chapter (maximum) which shall  explain how the work forms a coherent whole, and explain how it meets the doctoral assessment criteria. This chapter along with the publications1 shall be submitted in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed 40,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and will normally be required to take a viva voce examination. Candidates may supplement the publications they included in their application portfolio with any work published subsequent to their registration so long as all items included in the thesis have been published at the point of submission.
5.2 Candidates must normally submit three copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures’, or two copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
5.3 The College shall recommend to the Dean/ Associate Dean acting on behalf of the Faculty Board, an internal examiner and two external examiners. In the case of candidates who hold positions within the academic job families in their College no internal examiner shall be appointed, however the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College shall identify a member of staff who will undertake those administrative duties, which would normally fall to the internal examiner.
5.4 In assessing the thesis, please see:
5.4.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
5.4.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year2
  5.4.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it extends the knowledge of the subject.
  (b) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field.
  (c) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  5.4.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice.
  (b) A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.
  (c) Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
  (d) Conceptual understanding that enables the student:
- to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline, and
- to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
5.5 It shall be within the discretion of the examiners to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the integrated chapter to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that the degree of Master by Research be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the integrated chapter to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (d) that no degree be awarded.
5.6 The examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of Faculty, to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis/dissertation which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
   
   
   
  1In this context publication is taken to mean publicly available assessable outputs, comparable to the range of outputs defined by the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (RAE 03/2005 - RAE2008: Guidance on submissions (June)) and any future research exercise and as deemed appropriate in a disciplinary context.
  2The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

 

2.9 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Engineering (EngD)
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration as candidates for the degree of Doctor of Engineering:
  (a) Graduates of the University.
  (b) Graduates of other Universities and Institutions of Higher Education approved by the Senate.
  (c) Other persons who can satisfy the provisions of Ordinance 13.2.
1.2 Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours degree or to have reached an equivalent standard in a General or unclassified degree or other qualification.
1.3 Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Registration
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved.
2.2 Subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, candidates registered for a degree of Master of Philosophy, Master of Arts by Research or Master of Science by Research may be allowed to transfer their registration to the degree of Doctor of Engineering and to have all or part of the period of study already completed under the original registration counted towards the period under the new registration.
3 Conditions of Study
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Continued Registration
4.1 All candidates are required to submit a report on their research at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
4.2 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
4.3 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
4.4 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
4.5 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
4.6 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
5 Transfer of Registration
5.1 On the recommendation of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty a candidate may be permitted to transfer registration to the degree of MPhil and to count the period of study already completed under the former registration towards that degree.
6 Assessment
6.1 Each candidate will be required to submit a thesis in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed 100,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and will normally be required to take a viva voce examination.
6.2 Candidates must normally submit two copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words) in the format prescribed by the ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures’, or three copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
6.3 In assessing the thesis, please see:
6.3.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
6.3.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year1
  6.3.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it forms a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject.
  (b) evidence of originality.
  (c) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field, and
  (d) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  In examining a thesis submitted by a candidate who has been registered on a doctoral programme, the examiners may, in considering the length of the thesis, take into account the additional constraints on the time available to the candidate.
  6.3.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication.
  (b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of professional practice.
  (c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems.
  (d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques and advanced academic enquiry.
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  In examining a thesis submitted by a candidate who has been registered on a doctoral programme, the examiners may, in considering the length of the thesis, take into account the additional constraints on the time available to the candidate.
6.4 When the examiners consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of EngD, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that no degree be awarded but that the candidate be permitted to submit a revised thesis.
6.5 In making their recommendation, examiners may take into account any circumstances which may make it impracticable for a candidate to undertake a further period of study.
6.6 When making recommendations (a), (b) or (c), the examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, also to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required (whether minor, major or revisions prior to re-submission) to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis/dissertation which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
6.7 A thesis may be re-submitted on one occasion within such a period of further study as the examiners recommend and the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty approves. A candidate preparing for resubmission will be required to maintain registration as a continuing registration student.
6.8 On examination of a re-submitted thesis, if the examiners again consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of EngD, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners.
  (c) that the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded.
  (d) the the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (e) that no degree be awarded.
 6.9 In the case of a student registering under a joint award agreement, the examination of the thesis shall normally follow the procedures of the institution at which the majority of the candidate's full-time studies have been undertaken.
   
   
  1The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

 

2.10 Regulations Governing the Degrees of Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery
1 Eligibility
1.1 The following may apply for registration as candidates for the degrees of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Master of Surgery (MS):
  (a) Applicants who are medically qualified and eligible for professional registration approved for this purpose.
1.2 Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English Language sufficient for research study, and after admission to the University may be required to take additional instruction in English Language, normally in the University English Language Centre (INTO).
2 Registration
2.1 Registration shall be effective not earlier than the beginning of the term in which the candidature is formally approved. 
2.2 Subject to the approval of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, candidates registered for a degree of Master of Philosophy may be allowed to transfer their registration to the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Master of Surgery (MS) and to have all or part of the period of study already completed under the original registration counted towards the period under the new registration.
3 Conditions of Study 
3.1 Candidates will be registered as full-time or as part-time students with a supervisory team approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College according to the requirements set out in the ‘Code of Good Practice - Arrangements for the Supervision of Research Degree Students’.
4 Continued Registration 
4.1 All candidates are required to submit a report on their research at the end of each academic year; failure to submit will normally result in termination of registration.
4.2 A candidate who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required to withdraw.
4.3 Each candidate is required to re-register at the beginning of each academic year until the required thesis has been submitted.
4.4 Students who do not re-register within 4 weeks of the designated registration period will be deemed to have withdrawn and will have their registration terminated. Subsequent requests for reinstatement will be considered under the terms of reinstatement of registration.
4.5 Candidates may, with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College, be registered on Continuation Status provided they have completed their research and will not be undertaking any significant additional research.
4.6 Candidates may not register for more than the specified programme length set out in the 'Statement of Procedures: Periods of Registration and Changes to Registration Status for Graduate Research Students' . In exceptional cases the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean of College may grant a stipulated period of extension.
 5 Transfer of Registration
 5.1 On the recommendation of the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty a candidate may be permitted to transfer registration to the degree of MPhil and to count the period of study already completed under the former registration towards that degree.
 6 Assessment
6.1 Each candidate will be required to submit a thesis in the prescribed form which shall not normally exceed 60,000 words excluding the abstract, other preliminaries (tables of contents), footnotes, appendices and bibliography, and will normally be required to take a viva voce examination.
6.2 Candidates must normally submit two copies (which shall include a summary of approximately 300 words), in the format prescribed by the ‘Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for Degrees in the Faculty of Graduate Research: Statement of Procedures’, or three copies for staff candidates, which shall become the property of the University.
6.3 In assessing the thesis, please see:
6.3.1 for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year
6.3.2 for students who commended their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year1
  6.3.1 For students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require:
  (a) evidence that it forms a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject.
  (b) evidence of originality.
  (c) evidence of the candidate's ability to relate the subject matter of the thesis to the existing body of knowledge within the field, and
  (d) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
  6.3.2 For students who commenced their studies, or re-registered following a period of interruption, from the 2016-17 academic year: In assessing the thesis the examiners will require evidence of:
  (a) the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research or other advanced scholarship, of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline, and merit publication.
  (b) a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of an academic discipline or area of professional practice.
  (c) the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems.
  (d) a detailed understanding of applicable techniques and advanced academic enquiry.
  (e) a satisfactory level of literary presentation.
6.4 When the examiners consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of MD/MS, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (c) that no degree be awarded but that the candidate be permitted to submit a revised thesis.
6.5  In making their recommendation, examiners may take into account any circumstances which may make it impracticable for a candidate to undertake a further period of study.
6.6 When making recommendations (a), (b) or (c), the examiners are required, when making their final report to the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty, also to indicate for the information of the candidate the reasons for their decision, and where amendments are required (whether minor, major or revisions prior to re-submission) to indicate those aspects or parts of the thesis/dissertation which they regard as inadequate and the nature and extent of the re-writing required.
6.7 A thesis may be re-submitted on one occasion within such a period of further study as the examiners recommend and the Dean/ Associate Dean of the Faculty approves. A candidate preparing for resubmission will be required to maintain registration as a continuing registration student.
6.8 On examination of a re-submitted thesis, if the examiners again consider that a thesis does not reach the standard required for the degree of MD/MS, it shall be within their discretion to make one of the following recommendations:
  (a) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (b) that the degree be awarded subject to the candidate making major amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners.
  (c) that the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded.
  (d) that  the degree of Master of Philosophy be awarded subject to the candidate making minor amendments to the thesis to the satisfaction of one or more of the examiners as may be agreed between them.
  (e) that no degree be awarded.
6.9 In the case of a student registering under a joint award agreement, the examination of the thesis shall normally follow the procedures of the institution at which the majority of the candidate's full-time studies have been undertaken.
   
   
  1The assessment outcomes for awards within the Faculty of Graduate Research, as outlined in these Regulations, have been bought into line with the language used in the 'Credit and Qualifications Framework', a direct adoption of the language contained in the national ‘Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies’. The outcomes for students who commenced their studies prior to the 2016-17 academic year, also aligned with the national frameworks, but did so without direct adoption of the Framework language.

 

2.11 Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Offshore Renewable Engineering
1.1

The Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Offshore Renewable Engineering is offered jointly by the University of Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Exeter and the awards are made jointly in the names of all three universities.

1.2

The University of Edinburgh is the administering university for the programme. The applicable programme regulations and assessment regulations include the General Postgraduate Degree Regulation; Taught Assessment Regulations; and Research Assessment Regulations of the University of Edinburgh.

1.3

These regulations are supplemented by specific regulations applying to the Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Offshore Renewable Energy - Programme Regulations for the EngD in Offshore Renewable Energy.pdf

3. Validated and Accredited Awards Delivered in Partnership

1 Ordinary Degree of BA in Business Management: Exeter College
1 Postgraduate Certificate Education: Exeter College
2 Certificate in Education: Exeter College
3 MSc Island Biodiversity and Conservation: Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies

Regulations for validated and accredited awards delivered in partnership are available from the Academic Partnerships Team; syllabuses from the institution concerned.