Postgraduate Tutor - a postgraduate tutor is a source of pastoral support for Master’s level and postgraduate research students in their department. Find out more about postgraduate tutors [pdf].
RPC - Research Plan Confirmation. This is the process of getting your research plan approved at the beginning of your degree.
SID – School/Institute/Department
Supervisor –The key role of a research degree supervisor is to assist and support a student throughout their academic studies. Find out more about supervisors [pdf].
Viva voce – often referred to as "viva", this is part of the PGR assessment. The viva is a verbal defence of your thesis. Your thesis demonstrates your ability to put forward your argument in writing, and the viva demonstrates your ability to participate in academic discussion with research colleagues. Find out more about the viva.