Policy and Guidance on Research Degrees

This Policy and guidance sets out the framework the University expects to see underpin the provision of its research degrees at Oxford. The Policy and guidance supplements the requirements for research degrees set out in the Examination Regulations.

The three main purposes of the Policy and guidance are:

  • To let staff know what they must do
  • To let students know what the rules are
  • To ensure that the University’s practice complies with external requirements and to articulate the way in which it complies.

A PDF version of the Policy and guidance is available below. This replaces the previous web-based Policy on Research Degrees.

 

Protocols for the use of Voice over Internet Protocol in PGR examination vivas are available as a PDF below.

Protocols for VoIP use in PGR vivas

 

Coronavirus: Disruption to planned research

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the University has developed a framework for allowing disruption to planned research to be taken into account at milestone assessments and at the viva examination. The PDFs and links below provide a top-level guide on how the framework should work and further details of the criteria applied at assessments within each division.

 

Medical Sciences Division: Guidance for considering disruption to PGR research

 

 

Mathematical and Physical Life Sciences Division: Guidance for considering disruption to PGR research 

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