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Resources, information and guidance for postgraduate research students.
Details of the rules of assessment policies and procedures for Professional Doctorates.
Milestones are used to ensure you're making sufficient progress during your studies and to keep you on track to submit within the appropriate period.
Information for students wishing to appeal against the recommendation of a Research Students’ Progress Board or a viva examination decision.
Details of postgraduate research examination policies.
Guidelines relating to the formal submission of an extenuating circumstances claim to your Supervisory Panel and Research Students’ Progress Board.
Principal investigators and researchers must identify reasonably foreseeable risks associated with their research and control the risks so far as is reasonably practicable.
Find out about the process of research degree co-supervision with another institution.
Find out what you need to do if you wish to change your course.
Proficio is our innovative professional development scheme for postgraduate research students, unique to Essex.
Our courses provide you with the resources to maintain the highest levels of research skills, plan your research degree effectively and tackle problems common to researchers.
Find out about funding for postgraduate research training.
A range of online training opportunities to support your personal, professional and educational development as researchers.
You may be able to use your Proficio funds to pay for external training courses that are beneficial to the successful completion of your research degree.
How research students and staff can create new Proficio courses.
Each year, we recognise those supervisors who create the most inspirational, supportive and stimulating research environment for doctoral students.
This competition challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis in just three minutes, using language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Everything you need to know about the Postgraduate Research examination process at Essex.
Find out what you need to so three months before submitting your thesis and about restricting access to your thesis.
What you need to know about thesis word counts as well as laying out and printing your thesis.
Find out where and how you need to submit your thesis.
Find out what you should to do to prepare for your viva.
All you need to know about the viva process.
What happens next will depend on the outcome of your viva. See the possible outcomes as well as advice about what you should do next.
Once you have successfully completed your research degree at Essex you should submit a copy of your thesis to the University's Research Repository.
Our new approach to supporting your research following the Covid-19 outbreak.