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Good Research Practice

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Students are advised to carefully review all information provided below

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University Regulations and Resources

Good academic practice and plagiarism

University-wide guidance for students about plagiarism and how to avoid it is provided here.  

The University's statement on proofreading can also be located on the same page.

Research Integrity

The University provides a comprehensive Research Integrity resource which provides guidance on the process and procedures for:

  • Research Integrity, including good research practice
  • Research Ethics
  • Research Misconduct
  • Training 

Intellectual Property

Students are directed to the University's Intellectual Property section for further guidance and advice.

Student Registry: Research Best Practice

Students should view the Student Registry's Research Best Practice guidance, found here.

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Faculty guidance 

Oral History

Please see the Faculty's Oral History guidelines for detailed information and the procedure to be followed.

The following forms will be required:

Student Oral History application form

Participant Oral History Information and Consent Sheet

Notes on approved style

The Faculty Notes on approved style provides guidance about titles, typescript, word length, and other aspects of submitting the thesis.


The Faculty styleguide covers such things as spelling and punctuation, numbers and dates, abbreviations, translation of sources, footnotes and bibliography.

Faculty memo: timely completion

Please review the memo here.

Statement on RCUK Open Access Policy

The statement can be viewed here.

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Other reference

Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)

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