The Queen's Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes (RDPs) forms an integral part of the University’s quality assurance mechanisms and is designed to assure the quality and maintain the academic standards of RDPs, bringing consistency to research degree provision.
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.
The Code of Practice for RDPs complements, but is not a substitute for the existing Study Regulations for RDPs. Staff and students should refer to the Study Regulations for RDPs in the first instance, in addition to the wider General Regulations. In the event of any conflict of interpretation between the Code of Practice for RDPs and the regulations, the regulations prevail.