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Our handbook is issued to all PGRs at the start of their programme.

The PGR handbook webpage is a reference point for all PGRs and is not programme- or subject-specific.

You may find that your School/Division or research programme provides additional information on local requirements via Blackboard or through a supplementary handbook (Wellcome Trust, CDT, BBSRC DTP and HSST DClinSci students).

You may also receive further information through your School or Division induction and your local PGR Reps may provide you with a helpful guide to help you navigate more local enquiries.

If you are not sure of a process, policy or source of information you should ask any member of the Doctoral Academy team.

The Code of Practice gives further details on all policy and regulations relating to postgraduate research at Manchester and clearly sets out the responsibilities of the University, Faculties, Schools and supervisors so that you know what to expect. This Code of Practice for postgraduate research degrees defines the minimum requirements for postgraduate research through full-time and part-time modes of study.

The Code of Practice should be read in conjunction with the University's Ordinances and Regulations and Faculty and/or School handbooks as appropriate.