Research Degree FormsYou can find more details about our procedures in the Research Degrees Framework and we have provided links on this page to our research degree forms (If you require an accessible version of this document please contact firstname.lastname@example.org). In most cases these forms must be completed by your Director of Studies.
Applications and admissions
If you are interested in applying for a research degree, you should look at our admissions pages for more information on the types of degrees, fees and how to apply.
RD2 Authorisation for research student admission
RD2-B Authorisation for exceptional (non-standard) entry dates
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
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 changing 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
RD11-IPC Change of Independent Panel Chair approval.
Stipend-stopper - To be used whenever a student's stipend has to be stopped as a consequence of a progress decision or other change (not including suspended study).
Examination and thesis
RD12 checklist - Directors of Studies can use this to assist them when completing form RD12
RD.CV Research degree examiner’s brief CV
RD15 Candidate’s declaration form - You must submit this with your thesis for examination
RD18 Application for extension to deadline for submission of amended thesis - For students with extenuating circumstances post-viva
RD20 Thesis submission - You must submit this with your final, approved version of the thesis
All examiner report forms (RD13, RD14 and RD16) are provided directly to examiners