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   Before the start of the PGR programme: 

Studentships

To be submitted to the Doctoral School for processing:

Postgraduate researchers transferring in from another institution

If a postgraduate researcher who started their research at another institution wishes to transfer to Royal Holloway to continue with the same research, a Transfer in request online form needs to be complete before the standard application process via Admissions.

Guest Researchers

A Guest Researcher is normally a postgraduate student from another institution who is invited by a member of Royal Holloway academic staff to complete research projects which will be beneficial to both Royal Holloway and the Guest Researchers.  The length of the visit can vary, depending on the needs of the research project.

Find out more about the application process

PhD by Prior Publication

The PhD by Prior Publication award is designed to recognise current Royal Holloway staff members who have produced a significant body of research which is equivalent in standard to a PhD.

Find out more

 

During the PGR programme:

Wellbeing concerns

If you have concerns about the wellbeing of one of your students, please do let the Doctoral School know.  The Doctoral School can:

  • liaise with the College Wellbeing team to ensure the student is made aware of the expert support offered by the College
  • provide advice on the different options available from a student record perspective e.g. whether a change of mode / interruption / extension request may be worth considering

Wellbeing information for postgraduate researchers

Changes to registration status - other than interruptions or extensions

The following forms are to be completed by the postgraduate researcher, approved by the supervisor and then submitted to the Doctoral School for processing:

 Change to registration information for postgraduate researchers

Interruptions, extensions and suspension of regulation requests

 

Covid-19 extension requests: Depending on the the stage of their study, your postgraduate researcher may be eligible to apply to an extension:


For any other extensions, or interruptions:

For any other suspension of regulations, the student's supervisor should submit the request via the:

Find out more about the interruption, extension or suspension of regulations process

Annual reviews and upgrades

Overview of Annual Review and Upgrade process

To be submitted to the Doctoral School for processing:

Annual Review and Upgrade information for postgraduate researchers

School PGR Student Staff Committees (SSCs)

 

At the end of the PGR programme: 

Thesis in a format other than a monograph (alternative format)

If you are supervising a postgraduate researcher who wishes to present their thesis in a format other than a monograph i.e. they wish to present it as a series of papers (including book chapters, journal articles, or conference proceedings), please refer to:

Alternative format requirements

Exam entry forms

It is recommended that the form is submitted to the Doctoral School team at least two months prior to submission - to allow time for the examiners to be approved and invited before the thesis is submitted:

PhD / MPhil:

Masters by Research:

Conducting vivas online

Vivas online will be permitted beyond the Covid-19 restrictions, on the proviso that the candidate is happy with this arrangement:

Guides and forms for examiners

Embargo requests

If an embargo of more than two years is being requested, this form should completed and returned to the Doctoral School team alongside the entry form:

 

 

 

Contact us

By email: 

doctoralschool@rhul.ac.uk

By phone: 01784 276886

In person:

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 Quick links 

Coronavirus information for PGRs

PGR Student Dashboard

Doctoral School service guide

Researcher Monthly newsletter for PGRs

Events for PGR supervisors - tbc for 2020/21