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Research Degree Forms

 

The forms needed at each stage of a research student's career - from application to examination - are available on these pages. You can find a brief overview of what is needed at each stage in this  table. More detailed information is available from the Research Degrees Team and in the University's  Research Degree Regulations.

 

Applications and admissions

  RD1 Application for admission to a research degree programme
Use this form to apply for any research degrees except PhD by published work

 Supplementary personal information form

 Supplementary Information for International Applicants
All candidates must submit a supplementary personal information form with their application

 Tuition fee classification form
All candidates must submit a tuition fee classification form with their application

 Postgraduate educational reference (research degree application)
 All candidates must submit two references with their application

 FP/17 Application for PhD by published works
Only members of Napier University staff, former members of staff or Napier graduates may apply

 RD2 Authorisation for research student admission

 

Research degrees milestones

 RD4 Determination of thesis topic and programme of study
Due for full-time students within 6 months of registration and for part-time students within 9 months of registration
 RD5 Determination of target degree (report of the transfer review)
Due for full-time students within 12 months of registration and for part-time students within 18 months of registration

 RD6 Report on research student progress (progress review)
Progress reviews should be held (and reported on) at least once a year, and every six months in some schools (check with your school or faculty). 

 Stipend-stopper
To be used whenever a student's stipend has to be stopped - temporarily or permanently - as a consequence of a progress decision.

 

Changes to study arrangements

 RD7 Application for suspension of registration

 RD8 Application to change mode of study (full-time/part-time)

 RD9 Notification of withdrawal of registration

 FP10 Application to extend registration period 

 FP11 Application for approval of change of supervision arrangements

 Stipend-stopper
To be used whenever a student's stipend has to be stopped - temporarily or permanently - as a consequence of a change to study arrangements


Exams and graduation

 RD12 Application for approval of examination arrangements
This should be accompanied by a BRIEF cv for each proposed examiner

 Examiners CV form
This is the preferred form to use for an examiner's cv

 RD13 Pre-viva report on thesis
Provided to examiners by Research Degrees Team, and must be returned to RDT prior to the exam

 RD14 Examiners' report
Provided to exam panel chair by Research Degrees Team

 RD14b Examiners' report on RESUBMITTED thesis
Provided to examiners by Research Degrees Team

 RD15 Candidate's Declaration form

Must be submitted with the thesis

 RD16 Examiners' confirmation of approval of award
Provided to exam panel chair by Research Degrees Team

 Guidelines on submitting the thesis for examination
Information for students on the format of the thesis is available in this document

 Guidelines on graduation and the final thesis 
This document has information for students on what needs to be done prior to graduation, including guidelines on the format of the final version of the thesis.

 Thesis submission checklist
To be completed and submitted with the final version of the thesis