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Intro

There are two Degree Committees within the remit of the Graduate School, representing the three Faculties:  the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Biology and the Degree Committee for the Faculties of Clinical and Veterinary Medicine (click on the links for details of the Committee membership).  Each graduate course, and each graduate student, is under the oversight of the Degree Committee for the relevant Faculty.  Click here for a link to a list of Departments and which Degree Committee they belong to.

Degree Committees report to the Board of Graduate Studies (BGS). Meetings are timed to lead into the next BGS meeting and so to the next available Degree Congregation.  The Committees:

 

  • Recommend candidates for admission to courses
  • Monitor students' progress
  • Recommend continuation after a probationary period of research for the PhD
  • Recommend candidates for PhD degrees (on recommendation of the Examiners)
  • Approve candidates for MPhil and MRes degrees (on recommendation of the Examiners)
  • Appoint Supervisors and Examiners
  • Consider and respond to consultations by the Board of Graduate Studies on matters of educational policy concerning graduate education
  • Put before the Board proposals for modification or suppression of existing courses, or provision of new ones