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This Queen’s Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes (RDPs) applies to all the RDPs (including the research elements of Professional Doctorates) and has been updated with full cognisance of the UK Quality Code (May 2018).  The Code of Practice for RDPs‌ has been written for students, staff, examiners, and other stakeholders.  It provides links to the Study Regulations for Research Degree Programmes, and outlines University procedures, processes and areas of good practice‌.

Higher Doctorates:

The Higher Doctorates page outlines the Higher Doctorates awarded by Queen’s, as well as admissions information, and a link to the Study Regulations for Higher Doctorates.

Key Contacts:

For further advice on the Regulations, Code of Practice or other quality assurance issues relating to Research Degree Programmes, contact Mrs Jenny Brown (, extension 1414) or Dr Michelle Spence (, extension 2580).

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