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Durham University

Graduate School

Research Degree Students

The University’s Core Regulations for Research Degrees outline the duration and content of different research degrees, the assessment criteria for different awards, and the format in which you will need to submit your thesis.

In addition to the Core Regulations the University also has a Code of Practice for Research Degrees. This sets out the University's standards for its research degree programmes, and is available online:

Further information & regulations on the responsibilities of supervisors and students, and staff guidance for research degree examinations, is available from Section 8 in the Learning & Teaching Handbook: