Postgraduate student

Introduction

This handbook provides important information for postgraduate students taking taught Master of Arts (MA), Masters of Education (MEd), Masters of Science (MSc), Masters of Research (MRes), Master of Law (LLM), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) degree programmes in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS). It should answer many of the questions that you might have about our procedures, where to get help, the services that we offer and the expectations that we have of you as a postgraduate student. In particular, the handbook outlines the relationship of rights and responsibilities between students and College, within the general framework provided by the University’s regulations. Please read and refer to it.

This handbook focuses on practical everyday guidance for Masters’ students and staff within the College. It does not provide a comprehensive outline of every resource, regulation and service pertaining to taught postgraduates or MA/MEd/MSc/LLM/MRes/PGCert/PGDip programmes within the College and from the University. It also does not provide in-depth information about postgraduate affairs in each unit of the College. For this information, students are requested to familiarise themselves with their own unit’s taught postgraduate information as appropriate:

The most immediate source of information is the pages of the College website http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/ which contains information about all aspects of the staff, subject units and centres within the College. The University Library website also contains information for graduate students and researchers. Many other services of the University (IT Services, Guild) also have web pages of potential benefit.

In addition we would like to draw your attention to the great variety of published information for postgraduates. A good example is Gina Wisker, The Postgraduate Research Handbook. Succeed With Your MA, MPhil, EdD and PhD (Palgrave, 2001), which offers practical aid to postgraduate study.

We hope that gaining your degree will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you. The aim of the College is to assist you in every possible way to achieve success.

PLEASE NOTE: Wherever there is reference to the College Office in Amory, for St Luke's Campus students the equivalent is the Info at St Luke's Office in South Cloisters.