University Calendar 2016/17
Section XIII : Academic Regulations - Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences

Academic Unit Mathematical Sciences
Final Award PhD
Programme(s) Integrated PhD in Mathematical Sciences
Last modified May 2016

Reference should be made to the University's General Regulations found in Section IV and Section V (Higher Degree Regulations) of the University Calendar.

Except where an opt-out has been granted by the University (see below) the following academic regulations apply in addition to the General Regulations.

1. Admissions
1.1 All applicants should satisfy the general criteria for PhD admission.
1.2 Please refer to the relevant programme specifications for further detail.

2. Structure of Programme(s)
2.1 Part I of the programme consists of taught components comprising modules which account for 60 ECTS/120 CATS points, with a minimum of 45 ECTS/90 CATS points at level 7. Part II of the programme comprises a Level 8 research component as detailed in the programme specification.

3. Progression
3.1 Progression onto the research element of the programme is determined by satisfactory completion of the taught element and the Level 7 dissertation. The pass mark for standalone masters modules and modules taken as part of  Part I of the iPhD is 50% as per the Regulations for Standalone Masters programmes. Core modules are not compensated.
3.2 Including MATH6144, the student must achieve an average pass mark of 60% with a pass mark of at least 60% in 45 ECTS at level 7.
3.3 Students who fail the assessment for the taught element may be referred in the summer referral exams.
3.4 Students who fail to meet the average pass mark of at least 60% for the taught element may be referred in the summer referral exams.
3.5 Students undergoing referral in the taught element of their programme may, with the approval of the Programme Director, commence the research element of their programme immediately after month eight. However they may only submit their annual research report and thesis following successful referral.
3.6 Those students who do not satisfy the requirements for progression to the research phase of the programme may be awarded an exit award as governed by the regulations for the degree of Integrated PhD in Named Subjects.
3.7 Progression in the research element of the programme is monitored, assessed and governed by the regulations for the degree of Integrated PhD in Named Subjects as specified in the Calendar, and the Code of Practice for Research Candidature and Supervision.
3.8 Please refer to the relevant Programme Specification for further details.

4. Assessment
4.1 Assessment in the taught elements is as laid out in the Programme Specification.
4.2 Assessment in the research element of the programme follows the regulations for an Integrated PhD in Named Subjects as specified in Section V of the Calendar.

5. Award of Qualification(s)
5.1 The regulations governing the submission for, assessment and award of this degree are those specified as an Integrated PhD in Named Subjects. The named award is PhD.
5.2 Students who have progressed to the research component who exit the programme early may be considered for the award of an MPhil if they have demonstrated the criteria specified for this award in the University's Code of Practice for Research Candidature and Supervision.

6. Placements/Study Abroad/Exchange/Fieldwork
There is no formal requirement to undertake a placement. Where a placement is arranged this will be subject to the University's normal risk assessment procedures.

7. Other
7.1 As a research-led University, we undertake a continuous review of our programmes to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, these regulations may be revised during a student's period of registration, however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Please read our Disclaimer to see why, when and how changes may be made to a student's programme.
7.2 Students are required to satisfy the academic and the Attendance and Completion of Programme Requirements as set out in section IV of the University calendar, the programme specification and the programme handbook. Those failing to do so may have their programme terminated (see University Calendar Section IV: Transfer, Suspension, Withdrawal and Termination).

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