Postgraduate Research Code of Practice

The PGR Code of Practice provides the framework for the University’s postgraduate research degrees including the thesis stage of the online professional doctorates. The PGR Code of Practice contains the policies and procedures which relate to research students, to supervisors of research students and to examiners of doctoral awards. It includes policies on admission, supervision, progress of students, thesis submission and examination, plagiarism and dishonest use of data, suspension, extenuating circumstances, and academic appeals.

If you would like further advice about the PGR Code of Practice please contact Liz Dixon, AQSD’s PGR Quality Officer.

PGR Code of Practice

Appendices to the PGR Code of Practice 

PGR CoP Appendix 1: PGR Admissions Policy and Procedures

PGR CoP Appendix 1 Annex 1: Procedures for Postgraduate Research Students transferring to or from the University of Liverpool

PGR CoP Appendix 2: Policy on Research Student Supervision

PGR CoP Appendix 3: Policy and Procedures on the Academic Progress of Postgraduate Research Students

PGR CoP Appendix 4: Policy on PGR Plagiarism and Dishonest Use of of Data

PGR CoP Appendix 4 Annex 1: Academic Honesty Declaration

PGR CoP Appendix 4 Annex 2 : Notification of Allegation of Academic Misconduct to PGR Students

PGR CoP Appendix 4 Annex 3: Template of Formal Warning of Academic Misconduct to PGR Students

PGR CoP Appendix 5: Policy on PGR Students Undertaking Teaching Duties

PGR CoP Appendix 6: Policy on Suspensions, on Extensions of Study and on Extenuating Circumstances in Relation to the Viva Voce Examination

PGR CoP Appendix 6 Annex 1: Categories of Extenuating Circumstances 

PGR CoP Appendix 6 Annex 2: Claim Form for Extenuating Circumstances in Relation to the Viva

PGR CoP Appendix 6 Annex 3: Guidance on Implications for International Students during Periods of Suspended Study

PGR CoP Appendix 6 Annex 4: Extenuating Circumstances Process Flowchart

PGR CoP Appendix 7: Policy on Submission of Research Degree Thesis for examination

PGR CoP Appendix 7 Annex 1: Guidelines for Formatting and Presentation of a PGR Degree Thesis to UoL for Examination

PGR CoP Appendix 7 Annex 2: Guidelines on presentation of publications within a PGR thesis

PGR CoP Appendix 8: Policy on Research Examinations and Examiners

PGR CoP Appendix 8 Annex 1: Protecting the Interests of Students in the Event of Major Disruption

PGR CoP Appendix 8 Annex 2: PGR Examinations and Assessment: Disagreement between Examiners

PGR CoP Appendix 9: Policy and Procedures for Conducting Remote Viva Examinations for Research Degrees

PGR CoP Appendix 10: PGR Research Degree Appeals Procedure

PGR CoP Appendix 10 Annex 1: Procedure for Convening a Research Degree Appeals Board

PGR CoP Appendix 10 Annex 2: Research Degree Appeals Procedure Guidelines for Staff

PGR CoP Appendix 11: Policy on Off-Site and Split-site Research Degree Study (for a Single University of Liverpool Award)

PGR CoP Appendix 11 Annex 1: Agreement Template for an Off-site Joint Supervision of a Research Programme Leading to a Single University of Liverpool Award 

PGR CoP Appendix 11 Annex 2: Agreement Template for a Split-site Joint Supervision of a Research Programme Leading to a Single University of Liverpool Award

PGR CoP Appendix 12a Framework for Online Professional Doctorates (for thesis submitted prior to 2 September 2019

PGR CoP Appendix 12b Framework for Online Professional Doctorates (for thesis submitted on or after 2 September 2019

PGR CoP Appendix 12 Annex 1: Procedures on the Academic Progress of Students Registered for an Online Professional Doctorate

PGR CoP Appendix 12 Annex 2: Guidelines on Submission of a Research Degree Thesis for Examination for Online Professional Doctorates

PGR CoP Appendix 13: PGR Policy and Procedures for Visiting Research Students

PGR CoP Appendix 13 Annex 1: Visiting Research Students Application Form

PGR CoP Appendix 13 Annex 2: Visiting Research Students Offer Letter and Reply Slip

PGR CoP Appendix 13 Annex 3: Visiting Research Students - Guidance for UoL Staff

PGR CoP Appendix 13 Annex 4: Visiting Research Students - Confirmation of Attendance 

PGR CoP Appendix 14: Policy for PhD Research by Design

PGR CoP Appendix 15: Policy on Aegrotat and Posthumous awards for Postgraduate Research Students