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Policies and Programmes Sub-Committee

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

  1. On behalf of the York Graduate Research School Board, to develop and monitor strategies, policies and regulations relating to PGR programmes. With a focus on:
    • regulations for research degree awards (Regulation 2) and the University’s policy on research degrees (in conjunction with the Academic Support Office and Registry Services, and the Standing Committee on Assessment);
    • policies and strategies relating to the nature of research degree provision at York, including collaborative research degrees (in conjunction with the Academic Support Office);
  2. To approve proposals for new research degree programmes (under powers delegated by Senate) and for modifications to research degree programmes with a taught element.
  3. To report to the York Graduate Research School Board.
  4. To recommend to Senate for approval proposals for dual and joint research degree programmes.
  5. To consider matters relating to the quality assurance and enhancement of research degree programmes that may be referred to it by University Teaching Committee following annual programme review, periodic review or QAA Higher Education Review. The sub-committee will participate in quality assurance processes relating to research degree programmes where requested by the University Teaching Committee.



Ex officio


Receiving agendas and minutes, and in attendance when required

  • Chair of Special Cases Committee
  • Chair of Standing Committee on Assessment
  • Assistant Registrar: Student Progress
  • Members of Research Student Administration (RSA) and QA Team





  • Wednesday 27 November, 2pm - 4pm (H/G19)
  • Thursday 13 February, 10am-12pm (H/G19)
  • Tuesday 21 April, 11am-1pm (H/G19)
  • Tuesday 16 June, 2pm-4pm (H/G19)





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