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  Research Degree Forms

The forms needed at each stage of a research student's career - from application to examination
Details about procedures can be found in the Research Degrees Framework​.

Applications and admissions

Online application forms and information about making applications are available on the admissions pages​ of the University website.
RD2​​ Authorisation for research student admission
RD2G Authorisation for research student admission (GTA)
To be used when approving the appointment of a Graduate Training Assistant
RD17 Application for PhD by published works  
This route to PhD is open only to current and former members of Edinburgh Napier University staff, and alumni of Edinburgh Napier University

Progress reviews

RD4 Determination of thesis topic and programme of study
RD5 Confirmation of target degree
RD6​ Report on research student progress

Supervision Agreement form

Changes and interruptions to study

RD7 Application for suspension of registration
For students with extenuating circumstances
RD7-AA Request for approval of authorized absence
For Tier 4 visa-holding research students who need to be absent from University for 5+ days
RD8 Application to change mode of study 
For students who wish to change from full-time to part-time, or part-time to full-time study
RD9 Notification of withdrawal of registration
RD10 Application for extension to maximum period of registration
RD11 Application for change to approved supervisory team
To be used whenever a student's stipend has to be stopped - temporarily or permanently, as a consequence of a progress decision or a change or interruption to study.

Examination and thesis

RD12​ Application for approval of exam arrangements
RD12 checklist
To assist in completing form RD12
RD.CV Research degree examiner’s brief CV
RD15​ Candidate’s declaration form
Must be submitted with the thesis for examination
RD18 Application for extension to deadline for submission of amended thesis  
For students with extenuating circumstances post-viva
RD20​ Thesis submission
Must be submitted by the student with the final, approved version of the thesis
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