Handbooks and Ethics Procedures

Ethical consent forms are to be used by students who are conducting research that involves human subjects. If you are not sure whether your study involves human subjects or not, you must seek advice from your module convenor. If you require ethical consent for an assignment, please use the following form: Ethics Form for Assignments  Please use this checklist to ensure that you have completed every aspect of the application process. This is an Example of a completed Ethics form for an MA Dissertation.

Deadlines for Ethics form submissions are published by the committee at the beginning of each academic year (ask your module convenor for details), and a response will be given within two weeks of submission.

Good Practice in Research Instructions on the documentation, handling and preservation of data gathered in research work - this must be read by all students who are collecting data for a research project/assignment.

Academic Writing in Context (AWIC) An interactive guide to writing better assignments.

Extenuating Circumstances Form Completed forms are to be submitted to your programme administrator (Amanda Horn or Lesley Hammond) and to pass on to the relevant School Director of Academic Tutoring.


Masters Students 

The following links are for students who are currently on the MAELT by Distance Study programme: 

Distance students who are going to come to Reading and study some modules at the university campus can look at the Campus-based MA handbook (see link above).

PhD students

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  • Consultancy at the University


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