Standard Resolution and Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Degrees
A generic Regulation for the University's taught postgraduate degrees (PGTs) was approved by appropriate committees in 2004-05.
The regulation was introduced for all new PGTs at the beginning of session 2005-06, and fully introduced in 2006-07. A generic regulation for stand alone postgraduate diploma and postgraduate certificate awards was introduced in 2008-09.
Following an extensive review of the generic regulations, Senate approved a number of revisions for 2009-10.
The current session's version of these regulations are available here:
The generic masters regulations make provision for some approved divergence from the regulations in the areas of Maximum Period of Study, Progress, and Reassessment, in anticipation that some external professional and statutory bodies may place alternative (usually more stringent) requirements on the degrees which they accredit. In such cases, Faculties will be required to approve the alternative regulations and notify Academic Standards Committee (ASC). Notification to ASC must include the Faculty’s explanation of the need for alternative arrangements, and a copy of the relevant section of the Programme Document detailing the alternative regulations. The degree in question will still be included in the generic regulation.
Approved by Senate 6 May 2005
Revised by Senate 9 March 2006
Revised by Senate 4 June 2009
Policy No: 04-02-S060505