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Academic Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (External)

This Doctor of Philosophy is a Swansea awarded research degree that may be studied full or part-time. The research is undertaken externally from the University either independently at a distance, or, in conjunction with a partner HEI/research establishment/workplace in the UK or overseas.

The following categories of students/Methods of Candidature that fall under the ‘External PhD’ single Swansea University award:

  1. Students studying independently at a distance in the UK or overseas (full-time).
  2.  Students studying independently at a distance in the UK or overseas (part-time).
  3. Students studying in conjunction with a partner HEI/research establishment/workplace in the UK or overseas (full-time).
  4. Students studying in conjunction with a partner HEI/research establishment/workplace in the UK or overseas (part-time).

These academic regulations should be read in conjunction with the following Swansea University Guides which expand on the regulations and provide procedural guidance:

• Guide to Research Students Admissions
Guide to External Research Degree Candidature
Guide to Transfer and Withdrawal of External Research Students
Guide to Suspensions and Extensions for External Research Students
Guide to Progress Monitoring of External Research Students
Guide to the Employment of External Research Students
Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for External Research Students
Guide to the Examination of External Research Students
Guide to External Postgraduate Research Supervision