Policies and regulations

We provide you with quality supervision, a world-class research environment and tailored training and development opportunities.

University-level policy and regulations define the minimum requirements for postgraduate research through full-time and part-time study. 

Policy and regulation provide a framework around which Faculties, Schools, supervisors and postgraduate researchers can understand their roles and responsibilities and what we expect of them.

Manchester Doctoral College owns and maintains the policy and regulation surrounding postgraduate research at the University, ensuring quality provision is maintained and consistently applied across the institution.

We have a robust internal governance structure. This ensures that you'll receive advice and guidance when you need it, and that support is appropriate to your requirements.

Governance includes the Graduate Administrator Group and the Manchester Doctoral College Committee, where academics, postgraduate researchers and postgraduate research administrators work together to ensure that regulations and policies are kept up to date and reviewed on a regular basis.

We are guided by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have our own code of practice which provides a framework for all Schools and Faculties.

The Code of Practice gives further details on all policy and regulations relating to postgraduate research at Manchester and clearly sets out the responsibilities of the University, Faculties, Schools and supervisors so that you know what to expect from us.

The code also details the responsibilities of postgraduate researchers so that you know what the University expects of you.