University of Bath

Board of Studies (Doctoral)

Make decisions regarding progression of doctoral studentships on the recommendation of Boards of Examiners, under delegated powers from Senate.

The Board is responsible to Senate for organisation of academic matters for Doctoral Study, including all matters concerning the candidature, confirmation, progression and examination of doctoral students.

Full responsibilities of the committee are detailed in the terms of reference.


    Name Position Term of Office
    Professor J Bradshaw Chair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral) ex-officio
    Professor J Knight Vice-Chair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) ex-officio
    Professor C Mitchell Academic Director of the Doctoral College
    Mr L Emery SU Postgraduate Officer ex-officio
    Associate Dean (Research) from each faculty and school ex-officio
    Faculty/School Directors of Doctoral Studies ex-officio

    The following officers will routinely attend:

    Name Position Term of Office
    Mr S Gane Head of Doctoral Recruitment and Programmes ex-officio
    Doctoral Quality Framework Officer* ex-officio

    Other university officers will attend meetings of the committee either on a routine basis or in respect of relevant items of the university business.

Dates of meetings