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Durham University

Learning and Teaching Handbook

8.6.6: Staff Registered for Higher Degrees

1. Staff registered for postgraduate research degrees are subject to the normal regulations for the degree concerned with the following additional requirements:

  • for higher degrees by thesis, both examiners must be external examiners and not members of the staff of this University;
  • those staff members approved by the University will be registered as part-time students, and are not permitted to study on a full-time basis. 

2. No funding is available from Central Funds for Higher Degree programmes. The tuition fees for the higher degree programme will need to be met by the staff candidate and/or their host department.