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PGR Code of Practice

Research Code of Practice

The University of the Highlands and Islands postgraduate research code of practice provides guidance and practical support for all postgraduate research students as well as those concerned with the supervision and teaching of research students.

Information contained within the Code of Practice is based on the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and provides guidance for good practice in the delivery of research awards. It should be read in conjunction with the university postgraduate research regulations.

The supervision of postgraduate students is clearly personal in character and is influenced by many factors, including the personalities involved and the environment in which the students and supervisors work. It is also understood that there will also be considerable variations in supervisory practice between disciplines. For these reasons the Code of Practice does not attempt to describe in exact detail the academic role of the supervisor. Rather it aims to identify those aspects of good supervisory practice, which are common to all disciplines, and to define the mutual responsibilities of supervisors and students.

UHI Research Code of Practice - full document (.pdf)

Individual CoP documents

The Postgraduate Research Code of Practice (PGR CoP) has a number of separate documents that together make our code of practice. They are available individually below but remember they must be read in the context of the whole document, available on the previous tab of this page. The CoP is also available in full on Blackboard.

Postgraduate research (PGR) documents

PGR regulations

1) PGR Regulations 2015/16

PSMF documents

2) Postgraduate Structured Management Framework (PSMF) documents
a. PSMF FT PhD
b. PSMF PT PhD
c. PSMF FT MPhil
d. PSMF PT MPhil
e. PSMF FT MSc
f.  PSMF PT MSc

Change in circumstances

3) Suspension request form
4) Extension request form
5) Change in study terms form
6) Withdrawal form

Thesis submission

7) Intention to submit form
8) Thesis deposit declaration form
9) UHI research database agreement

Examination and assessment forms

10) Examiner nomination form
11) Examination forms
a. PhD independent report form
b. PhD report form
c. PhD resubmission joint report form
d. MPhil independent report form
e. MPhil report form
f.  MPhil resubmission joint report form
g. MSc independent report form
h. MSc joint report form
i.  MSc resubmission joint report form

If you have any questions regarding the CoP then please contact one of the Graduate School Team.