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This section contains information on policies and guidelines related to supporting Postgraduate students.

Code of Practice for Research Students

The Code of Practice sets out the University's guidelines for those postgraduate courses examined by scrutiny of an extended research dissertation and an oral examination only*. It includes sections on what is expected of research students, and what students can expect of their Principal Supervisor and Advisors.  The Code may be supplemented by additional information specific to the relevant Faculty or Department.

* The Ph.D., Eng.D., and research elements of the Ed.D., together with M.Phils. examined by thesis and oral only.

The University requires research students to be resident in Cambridge and actively pursuing their research throughout the year (including during the summer months when undergraduate students are not in residence), with short breaks for holidays. Students must submit a request to spend time away from Cambridge (e.g. fieldwork) or to intermit their studies.



Maintaining Student Information

Please refer to the relevant links on the Student Pages:

Further Information