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Durham University

Curriculum, Learning and Assessment

Research Degrees

The service supports the core policies, processes and committees which affect research degree students. Working for the Dean of Education, and with senior faculty officers, we support the development and maintenance of postgraduate policy, regulation and guidance. We support the University's Research Degrees Committee. We manage key student progress procedures for research students (e.g. concessions, progress, assessment and examination, appeals), and provide analysis of, and reporting on, key research student metrics and datasets (including submission and completion rate, and the results of the PRES student survey).

For queries about research degree student policy, regulation or the Research Degree Committee, please contact the Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees), Simon Appleton:

Assistant Registrar (Research Degrees)

Simon Appleton

For queries about the specific research degree processes (such as the research degree examination process), please contact

Contact Details

Curriculum, Learning & Assessment service
Durham University
Palatine Centre 
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE

Phone: +44 0191 334 6104
Fax: +44 0191 334 6250