PhD Handbook

A sample copy of the PhD handbook can be downloaded here: PhD Handbook 2012-3.

The latest version is available via Blackboard or the Teaching Office.


Students starting from January 2011 will have registered for Direct PhD Registration.  The departmental procedures are described in the Direct Registration document and more information from Registry as well as relevant forms can be found at the Research Degree Assessment page.

Biannual reports

As part of the College precepts on postgraduate training, all students are required to complete a  six monthly report in collaboration with their supervisor. Students can also submit a confidential report to the Director of Postgraduate Studies if they so desire.

Postgraduate training programmes

You will already know that you are required to complete a number of the A category courses on the Graduate School training programme, but there are many other courses that you may find useful to attend.  The Transferable Skills Training form should be completed in collaboration with your supervisor.