All higher degree by research students should be aware of the policies and procedures applicable to their candidacy and studying at Flinders.
The full suite can be found at the Flinders Policy Library and includes:
Higher degrees by research policies and procedures
Note that some degrees that include a compulsory coursework component may be administered according to the policies and procedures for Research Components of Postgraduate Coursework Awards. Your college will advise where this is the case.
Higher degrees by Research are governed by the Course Rules for Masters Degrees by Research and Doctoral Degrees. The University Higher Degrees by Research Committee (which includes two student members) is responsible for policy development and monitoring.
Routine administration is conducted at College level and overseen by the College's Higher Degrees Committee (which includes at least one student member).
The Office of Graduate Research is the first point of contact for students and academic staff for non-routine matters.
The Student Finance Office can provide information about scholarship opportunities for higher degree by research students.
Researcher Support can provide information about intellectual property, post-doctoral awards and research grants.
Higher degrees by Research students will be made aware of the University’s policy relating to intellectual property before embarking on the research project. The policy will be made available to students at the time of enrolment.
Where a research project involves a confidentiality agreement, research students will be counselled by the responsible University officer prior to a confidentiality agreement being signed by the student, about the consequences of restricted access to their research results, particularly in relation to research publications, seminars and activities associated with future applications for employment or research grants, and about the advisability of seeking professional advice. At the counselling session, the student may be accompanied by an independent person.
Flinders University is required to comply with the Australian Government's Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 and related regulations (which implement United Nations Security Council sanctions) and the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011 and related regulations (which implement Australian autonomous sanctions). These laws and regulations have been enacted in response to 'situations of international concern', including the 'grave repression of the human rights or democratic freedoms of a population by a government, or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery, or internal or international armed conflict.
For further information please refer to the HDR Sanctions Procedures or contact HDR Admissions by email HDR.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Graduate Research is responsible for all HDR thesis examinations.
Please visit our dedicated page on Examinations and Completions for guidelines, procedures and policies.
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