Current research students

We've got lots of information to help you, whether you're just starting your research degree or have been with us for a while. 

Researcher Development Programme

Fancy learning a new skill, or brushing up on the ones you already have? Then check out the Researcher Development Programme. We offer a wide range of skills development courses suitable for everyone. And they're completely free if you're a University of Plymouth postgraduate research student (PGR) or member of staff.

Rules and regulations

For all the rules and regulations on research degrees, you will need to visit the university's Student regulations, policies and procedures page.

GradBook

If you're unsure of your deadlines, or when your next supervisory session is due, you can check GradBook and easily see what's outstanding. Did you start on or after 1 January 2013? If so, then you can also use GradBook as an easy way to record meetings with your supervisors.

Module form

To sign up for any modules, complete and return the module form

Extenuating circumstances 

Please visit the extenuating circumstances page to find out what they are and what to do if you need to submit a claim.

Complaints and appeals

We hope you enjoy your time at the University of Plymouth and that it exceeds your expectations. If for some reason you'd like to complain or appeal, please visit the Complaints, Appeals and Conduct page.

Policy on Postgraduate Research Students who Teach

Download the postgraduate teaching policy document.

Policy on the minimum resource requirements for Postgraduate Research students

Download the Resource Requirements policy document.


If you're unsure of anything, don’t forget to contact us at the Doctoral College on doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk and we'll be happy to help.

The Research Degrees Handbook

Guidance for research degree students, academic staff, examination teams and professional staff.

The handbook includes the rules governing the research degree registration as well as guidance through the registration process.

Research Degrees Handbook