Archived Academic Regulations
Archived: University Academic Regulations 2018-2019 (Word doc 350k)
Archived: Academic Regulations 2016-2017 (PDF) (PDF)
- Introduction - Research Degree Regulations 2023-24 (Word doc 69k)
- Part A - Regulations for the degree awards of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy 2023-24 (Word doc 244k)
- Part B - Regulations for the degree award of Professional Doctorate 2023-24 (Word doc 199k)
- Part C - Regulations for the degree award of Doctor of Medicine (MD) 2023-24 (Word doc 170k)
- Part D - Regulations for the degree award of PhD by Published Work 2023-24 (Word doc 153k)
- Part E - Regulations for the award of Higher Doctorate 2023-24 (Word doc 132k)
- Appendix 1 - Guidelines on the Application Process (Word doc 30k)
- Appendix 2 - Guidelines on Supervision & Supervisory Teams (Word doc 32k)
- Appendix 3 - Guidelines on Records of Meetings between Supervisors and Students (Word doc 29k)
- Appendix 4 - The ‘Proceed with Caution’ Procedure (Word doc 24k)
- Appendix 5 - The Annual Progress Review (APR) Process (Word doc 43k)
- Appendix 6 - The Progression Stage Process (Word doc 31k)
- Appendix 7 - Write Up Status (Word doc 25k)
- Appendix 8 - Guidelines for Nomination of Examiners (Word doc 32k)
- Appendix 9 - External Examiners (Research Degrees) - Process for Checking Right to Work in the UK (Word doc 32k)
- Appendix 10 - Submission of the Thesis (Word doc 42k)
- Appendix 11 - Format Requirements for the Thesis (Word doc 41k)
- Appendix 12 - Preparing the E-Thesis for Deposit (Word doc 31k)
- Appendix 13 - Procedure for managing an alleged assessment offence (Word doc 40k)
Archived Research Degree Regulations
- Research Degree Regulations 2014 (revised Jul 19)
- Research Degree Regulations 2014 (revised Mar 19)
- Research Degree Regulations 2014 (revised Aug 18)
- Research Degree Regulations 2014 (revised Jan 18)
- Research Degree Regulations 2014 (revised Jun 16)
- Research Degree Regulations 2014 (revised Oct 15)
- Research Degree Regulations 2014 (revised Jun 15)
- Research Degree Regulations 2014
- Research Degree Examiners Handbook (Revised Dec 2022)
- Research Supervisor Handbook (Revised Dec 2022)
- Research Degree Regulations (Revised June 20)
- Research Degree Examiners Handbook (revised Aug 2021)
- Research Student Handbook 2020-21 (revised Jan 2021)
- Research Supervisor Handbook (revised Aug 2021)
- Research Operations Handbook (revised Jan 2021)
- Professional Doctorate Regulations 2021-22 (revised April 2021)
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) Regulations (Revised June 20)
Changes to the Academic Regulations 2019 - FAQs
The new regulations regarding level progression and compensation will be applied in August 2019 to affect student progression into the next academic year.
They apply to all new and continuing undergraduate students, but not postgraduates. For Integrated Masters programmes, the changes will apply through Levels 4 to 6, but not Level 7 modules.
No. The policy change not to cap resit marks at Levels 3 (Foundation Year) and Level 4 (First Year of Degree) will not apply until next academic year and historical marks will not change.
No, maximum registration periods are unchanged.
Student funding should not be adversely affected. The student finance regulations grant a certain number of years’ funding (regardless of whether a student is repeating modules) and one aim of the changes is to facilitate students completing their degree without unnecessary delay.
For all classes from September onwards, following completion of the University’s Timetabling Project, your personalised timetable on MyWLV will show all the modules and teaching sessions you need to attend. For example, if you fail an assessment at the end of Semester 1, additional support sessions to prepare for reassessment on that module will appear on your personalised timetable.
No, your modules will be allocated to you in accordance with an automated sequence and taking account of scheduling and any prerequisites. However, you will be able to change the optional modules allocated to you where you wish to do so as long as it is within the allowed timeframe.
For January starters, the new regulations around level progression and compensation will be applied at the next level progression point – January 2020. Resit marks at Levels 3 and 4 over the coming twelve months (Jan 2019 – Jan 2020) will be subject to the new regulations, i.e. they will not be capped provided you gain a minimum mark of 20% in your first attempt. January starters will have a third sit for their second semester modules instead of their first semester modules.
For 2019/20 onwards, some changes are also being made to the regulations governing extenuating circumstances, but these do not apply before September 2019. Further information will be provided on this at the start of the next academic year.
No. because year-long modules have no ratified mark after the first semester, you will have a maximum of two sits per year on these modules.
If you wish to seek approval to take additional credits, you should contact your Faculty Student Services Office. However for 2019/20, as part of the transitional arrangements, all students who have failed only one module (20 credits) will have this permission granted automatically and will be registered for a total of 140 credits. Students who have failed two modules (40 credits) will be registered for a mixed diet capped at 120 credits.