Policies, regulations, and guidelines

  • Master's Thesis Work Policy and Guidelines - This document details the guidelines and regulations governing all aspects of Master's Thesis work at the University of Canterbury, from enrolment to graduation. It is important that Master's Thesis candidates become familiar with this document.

PhD regulations

Including Published Work in a Thesis

DMA regulations

EdD regulations

Proof-reading and Editing Guidelines

Provision of Resources Policy - Support for PhD Students

  • Provision of Resources Policy Support for PhD Students - The University enrols PhD students on the basis that there will be sufficient resources to support the students through their candidature. This policy outlines the provision of such resources. Further details about specific research resources will be provided by your Department/School
  • From 1 January 2017, new PhD students will receive a $90 printing credit (equivalent to 3,000 pages), and existing PhD students will have this added to any unused credit. Please note that this will be received as $30 per year for 3 years. 

  • Intellectual Property Policy - Intellectual Property (IP) is defined as any discovery, innovation, invention, form, shape, sound image, expression, technique or process which is the product of skill, effort or intellect. For a detailed list of inclusions, see the information below. The IP generated by staff and students is an important outcome of a thriving research culture. UC recognises the advantages of protecting and commercialising IP and wishes to sensibly and fairly share the benefits. This policy outlines the means by which this is achieved.
  • This code of practice has been developed by the University of Canterbury to assist staff and students engaged in research work for a Master’s or PhD thesis with identifying the various responsibilities and related issues.  
  • ‌ - The University has procedures to enable students to appeal against any academic decisions. This policy outlines these procedures.
  • E‌mails to Enrolled Students Policy - The University provides email facilities to students to enable them to communicate effectively both within and outside of the university. This policy outlines the provision of such resources in section 2.4.

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