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Quality gateway

Research degrees

York St John University is committed to providing excellent, open and progressive higher education and our provision for postgraduate research students is a key part of this commitment.

These pages are designed for internal staff, postgraduate research students and partners (e.g. external supervisors and examiners) and provide information on our approach to managing the quality and standards of research degrees.

Following York St John University's successful application for Research Degree Awarding Powers, students are now admitted on to York St John University research degree programmes only.

A number of research students registered on University of Leeds research degree programmes before York St John University achieved research degree awarding powers continue to work towards a University of Leeds research degree award.

These pages provide links to relevant information for research students registered for both York St John University and Leeds research degree programmes. Please ensure you consult the information relating to the correct regulations.

If you have any queries regarding the research degree information provided on the Quality Gateway, please contact Registry using the email address Please provide a link to the relevant page in your email.

Our Approach to Research Degrees

Staff Research Roles

Research Ethics & Integrity

Our Postgraduate Research Students & Quality


University of Leeds

The Postgraduate Research Student Lifecycle

Thesis Submission & Examinations


York St John University

The Postgraduate Research Student Lifecycle

Thesis Submission & Examinations

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