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PGR Handbook & Regulations

The PGR Student Handbook provides key information for MPhil & PhD students for all stages of your doctoral studies, from entry requirements, details on the key stages of the PGR life cycle and further guidance and support. Applicants and PGR students should review the handbook.

Handbook for Postgraduate Research Students

MPhil & PhD programmes undertaken at Plymouth Marjon University are accredited by the University of Chichester. Review the University of Chichester Higher Degree Regulations & Code of Practice for Research Candidature and Supervision.

Supervision Record

All postgraduate research students are required to keep a record of their progress. Students should use the research degree supervision record (RD3b) provided to record supervisory meetings and any additional training completed. Supervisors are responsible for encouraging students to maintain this record and ensure a record of your supervisory meetings is kept.

RD3b Research degree supervision record

PGR Documentation

The forms provided below are required at various stages throughout the PGR Life Cycle. Full details can be found within the PGR Handbook. Completed forms, signed by the Director of Studies, should be submitted to

RD2c Research degree supervision team approval

RD3b Research degree supervision record

RD5b Research degree examination arrangement

RD6a Research degree change of supervision team

RD6f Research degree probation status


Supervisor Training

The Research Office is coordinating a wide range of research events and training. This includes a Research Supervisor Forum, including training for new supervisors and sharing best practice.

Our next event will take place on Wednesday 29th April 2020 and will include a round table discussion on the examination guidance. The PGR Administrator will circulate an Outlook invite to all supervisors for these events.


The University holds an institutional subscription with Vitae, a training resource which includes valuable information for early career researchers and postgraduate research supervisors. Supervisors should register with Vitae (using your institutional email address) to access relevant training.

Research Supervision Recognition Programme

UKCGE have recently launched a professional development toolkit, including a range of resources to support your development as a research supervisor.

Download the Good Supervisory Practice Framework.

Research events