Higher Degree by Research Policies & Procedures

A Higher Degree by Research at the University of Tasmania will place you in a unique research environment. We aim to ensure that you not only make an impact in your chosen field, but also develop the skills you need for the career you want at the end of your degree.

One of the ways the University can facilitate this outcome is to have a clear framework of rules and policies that provides useful guidance to candidates, supervisors, Graduate Research Coordinators (GRC) and all staff involved with research at the university. It is a condition of enrolment that candidates abide by these rules and policies.

You can find Rule 4 - Rules of Graduate Research on the Academic Senate webpage.

NEW AUSTRALIAN CODE FOR THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH 2018

You can access the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018).

Please note that where 'The Code (2007) is mentioned in HDR policies, this will be replaced with 'The Code (2018)'.

We are working towards updating and transitioning our policies, procedures resources and support framework to the reflect the 2018 Code.

The objective of this Policy and Procedure is to set out admission and enrolment requirements to Higher Degree by Research courses at the University of Tasmania.

The objective of the Candidature Management Policy and Procedure is to set out the framework within which the University manages variations to candidature of Higher Degree by Research candidates through their course of study at the University.

The objective of this Policy and Procedure is to set out the framework within which the University monitors and manages the satisfactory progression of Higher Degree by Research candidates through their course of study.

The objective of this Policy and Procedure is to provide transparent and consistent requirements for the preparation, submission and examination of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) theses and establish examination processes that provide a timely outcome for HDR Candidates.

The objectives of this Policy are to outline the roles of supervisors, their standard of conduct and performance, and provide guidance on good supervision practice of higher degree by research candidates.

The objectives of this Policy are to outline the roles and responsibilities of Graduate Research Coordinators (GRC) in the research training and management of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates enrolled at the University and to outline good practices that support the highest quality HDR candidature experience.

The objectives of this Policy and Procedure are to outline the minimum resources and infrastructure that Candidates can expect to assist them to undertake their research and to set out the roles and responsibilities of Schools, Faculties/Institutes and central University administration regarding the provision of facilities and resources to support Higher Degree by Research Candidates.

The objective of this Policy is to outline the principles and procedures under which a current staff member of the University of Tasmania can apply for, enrol in, and submit for examination a PhD thesis by prior publication.

The objective of this Policy is to establish a framework to support the conferral of Aegrotat and Posthumous Awards in Higher Degree by Research programs.

Other UTAS Policies and Procedures can be found here.