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 Research Degrees

The Research Degrees Team (based in the Research and Innovation Office) manages the processes and procedures that support university policies and regulations relating to research degrees, and provides support and advice on all stages of the research degree programme to students and their supervisors.​​
We look after the central maintenance and management of research student records, the Research Degrees ​Committee and any student-related matter arising from that committee, all matters relating to the submission of research theses, formal examination arrangements and formal contact with examiners.

Applications and admissions to research degree programmes are managed by the Postgraduate Admissions team.

Important documents

Please take the time to read the following information about undertaking a research degree.

Section D of the University Regulations, which can be found on the Regulations page; the Research Degrees​ Framework​​​, which provides detailed information and guidance about all the procedures that must be followed by research students and their supervisors and the Code of Practice for the Supervision of Research Degrees, which is informed by the expectation and indicators of good practice set out in the Quality Assurance Agency’s UK Quality Code for Higher Education - Chapter B11: Research degrees.

Doctoral degrees at Edinburgh Napier are awarded at SCQF Level 12. The SCQF descriptions describe in broad terms what learners should be able to do or demonstrate at a particular level. Level 12 descriptions are shown below: 

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