Policies & regulations

PGR related policies, procedures and the Graduate School administration duties.

PG Admissions Policies and Procedures

University Principles and Procedures on Admissions

Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students

University Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students

Charlie Waller Mental Health resources Charlie Waller Trust is a mental health support charity; online resources available to help staff support students with mental health issues

Data Protection Guidance

University Records Management Section guidance

Fees Policy

University information on fees and other costs, including; Tuition Fees, Additional Programme Costs, Matriculations Fees, Continuation Fees, Resubmission Fees
Informatics Graduate School Administration Duties A list of duties that are associated with the Informatics Graduate School.

Policy on English Language Entry Requirements 

University Policy on minimum English Language Entry Requirements
Doctoral College Sharepoint

A UoE PGR sharepoint which coordinates information, training and support for postgraduate research at the University of Edinburgh. These pages are updated regularly with information, news and opportunities for PGR students and supervisors. Also refer to the IAD webpages for PGR supervisors, including the course Fundamentals of PhD supervision 

Postgraduate Research Assessment Regulations

University Regulations for Postgraduate Assessment

Postgraduate Degree Programme Regulations 

University Regulations for Postgraduate Degree Programmes
Student Desk Allocation Policy Individual desk space for PGR students
School PGR Supervision ceiling policy (new PhD supervisors)

To ensure PhD students are not disadvantaged by an overloaded supervisor, the  School implemented a policy to manage the number of PhD students who could be allocated to academic staff new to PhD supervision.  This was communicated to staff via the School General Meeting on 20 Feb 2020. 

New academic staff who have not yet graduated a doctoral student, either at Edinburgh or at a previous institution, as first supervisor, will normally be permitted to be first supervisor to no more than 4 PhD students.”

Policy implemented from Sept 2020 (does not apply retrospectively).

Tier 4 Student Attendance and Engagement Policy

Policy on monitoring Tier 4 students - with effect from 1st August 2014

PGR Visiting Students Policies

School policy on Visiting Students and other School visitors