At its meeting in July 2014, Senate agreed the following structural changes to the regulations to come into effect for 2014/15.

Information on any regulatory changes is given in Regulatory changes 2014/15.  The following table shows the structural changes to the Regulations for 2014/15:

New structure Explanation/previous section


All separate glossaries have been put into one document that covers all regulations and Codes of Practice.  The glossary does not repeat text that is regulatory in nature; such information is within the main body of the relevant regulations.

Introduction to the regulations

All separate introductions have been put into one introduction to explain applicability, theories and general principles.  The introduction contains the list of University awards.

PART A - Academic Regulations


A1 Regulations for taught programmes
CertHE, DipHE, Foundation degree, Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s, PGCE, PGCert, PGDip, Master’s



  • Section A, Part 1 - General Regulations for First Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates for Students pursuing modular programmes of study at the University of Surrey
  • Section A, Part 2 - General Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
  • Section B - Regulations for Taught Modular Programmes leading to Higher Awards
  • Section D - Regulations for the arrangement of professional training
  • Section D - Regulations for the assessment of professional training and credits for professional training

A2 Regulations for research degrees
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Medicine (MD) by research and thesis


Section C

A3 Regulations for research degrees on the basis of published works
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) available to members of staff of the University and Associated and Accredited Institutions only


Section C

A4 Regulations for practitioner doctorate degrees
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, Doctor of Clinical Practice (DClinPrac), Doctor of Engineering (EngD), Doctor of Psychology (PsychD)

Section C

A5 Regulations for higher doctorates
Doctor of Letters (DLitt), Doctor of Science (DSc)

Section C

A6 Regulations for academic dress of the University

Section C

PART C - Governance regulations

C1 Regulations for Boards of Studies

Section H

C2 Regulations for Boards of Examiners

Section H

The previous Section H Regulations for the conduct of examination and other forms of assessment has been dissolved.  Relevant content has been put into the Code of practice for assessment and feedback and the content relating to operational matters will become part of guidance issued by the Academic Registry.

The previous section H Regulations for External Examining duplicated most of what is in the Code of practice for external examining: taught programmes and has now been dissolved.

Work is ongoing to review processes for dealing with academic integrity issues in relation to PGR students as a result of Universities UK guidance.  There will be a new Code of practice which will supersede Annex 1 of the Regulations for academic integrity.