A-Z Guidance and Regulations

Find guidance documents and forms relating to the PhD Academy's activities. If you can't find what you need, submit an enquiry.



Appeals regulations for research students 

Appeals submission form: research students [DOC]


Complaints procedure for students 

Copyright guidance

COVID -19 Financial Support Guidance 

COVID-19 Extension form: Original Scheme [DOC]

COVID-19 Extension form: Phase 3 [DOC]


Disciplinary procedures for students 

Doctoral Community Fund Pilot Project [PDF]


Examination entry form  [DOC]

Examination re-entry form [DOC]

Examiner Fees and Expenses Claim Form

Examiner replacement form [DOC]

Extension to submission deadline 



Formatting and binding your thesis 

Guidance for final thesis submission to Library

Guidelines for MPhil/PhD examinations 


Interruption to your studies 

Mission Statement

Nominating Examiners for MPhil and PhD Examinations [PDF]


 Parental leave policy for research students. Please direct queries on parental leave for research degree students to James Ringer, Head of Scholarships and Financial Support (j.ringer@lse.ac.uk).

Part-time study 

PhD Log-Guide for Academic Departments

PhD Log Instructions for Students


Regulations on assessment offences: plagiarism 

Regulations on assessment offences: other than plagiarism 

Regulations for Research Degrees 

Remediation and Withdrawal Policy

Replacement Degree Certificate Application

Research Ethics

Researcher safety

Residing outside the UK (ROUK) 


Statement on Editorial Help [PDF]

Statement of Service Level [PDF]

Statement on term dates and vacations [PDF]

Student charter 

Student Handbook 2023/24 [PDF]

Student Event Funding Competition Guidance and Application

Study Elsewhere

Supervisor Handbook


Template for the front pages of your thesis [PDF]

Transfer of Programme

Withdraw from programme