Collaborative provision: Research Degrees

There is specific guidance available for the development and management of collaborative research degrees, which can be found within the Collaborative Provision Policies and Procedures Parts 1 and 2.

Part 1: Development of New Collaborative Provision

Part 2: Operational Management

In addition there is specific guidance available relating to dual/joint research degree awards, with partner institutions, with respect to approved research programmes at Kent.


The below links to the arrangements for the approval and management of collaborative research provision, with respect to existing approved research programmes of study at Kent, leading to a dual award with a partner institution (normally referred to as Co-Tutelles).

Arrangements for Dual Award Research Degrees (Co-tutelles)


Joint Research Awards with UK Partners

The below links to the established procedures for the admission, supervision and examination of candidates who are eligible for a joint postgraduate research award from the University and an approved UK collaborative partner institution.

Arrangements for Joint Postgraduate Research Degree Awards (UK)

Please note: joint postgraduate research awards are not intended to benefit individual students. There is an expectation that a considerable (or substantial) number of students will be interested in registering for a joint research award offered by the two institutions.

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