Information and Regulations

The following documents are located on the website at the following link:

Academic Office (formerly Quality Assurance Unit)


The Academic Quality Handbook regulations

The Research Degrees Regulations form part of the University's Academic Quality Handbook which provides the quality framework that is essential for maintaining standards for the programme validation, candidature and awards. The regulations are updated on an annual basis. The regulations relating to research students can be found in Chapter 8.

The University of Wales Code of Practice for Research Students and for Professional Doctorates

Trinity Saint David abides by The Code of Practice for MPhil and PhD research degrees and the Code of Practice for Professional Doctorates. 

The Codes of Practice provide the requirements laid down by the University of Wales for the processes involved in the administration of research degree study, from admissions to the oral examination.

Research Student Handbook

The Research Student handbook provides you with information about the various procedures and regulations you will encounter at the university and is intended to guide students throughout their Programme of Study. The Guide makes frequent reference to a number of other important sources of information relating to the University, including the Academic Quality Handbook -  in particular the ‘Research Degree Regulations’chapter and the University of Wales Code of Practice for MPhil and PhD Degrees and Code of Practice for Professional Doctorates.  These documents are available on the University’s website and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Research Degrees Committee

The Research Degrees Committee oversees all aspects of the research programme and is chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

This committee is responsible for advising Senate on the effectiveness of the arrangements for maintaining appropriate academic standards and enhancing the quality of postgraduate research programmes.

The committee is required to forward all matters relating to research degrees to the University of Wales, Research Degrees Board, Cardiff for approval.

The Research Degrees Committee meets on a regular basis, normally at least seven times per year, to discuss all matters relating to research degrees, including, for example, all applications and transfers from MPhil to PhD.

It is also charged with developing all procedures that support, monitor, and review all aspects of the University’s research degrees provision. Membership and the terms of reference of the Research Degrees Committee can be found in the Academic Quality Handbook (section 2.4.6).

UW Research Degrees Board, Cardiff

The University of Wales Research Degrees Board is chaired by the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research).

The Research Degrees Board is responsible for maintaining appropriate academic standards and enhancing the quality of postgraduate research degree programmes and oversees all the alliance institutions’ Research Degree Committees on research degree matters.