University of Westminster - Doctoral degree powers granted

August 21, 2008

The Privy Council granted the University of Winchester research degree awarding powers on 15 August. The authority to award Winchester's own research degrees to doctoral students follows a year-long scrutiny by assessors from the Quality Assurance Agency. Elizabeth Stuart, the pro vice-chancellor who led the application, said: "The achievement confirms Winchester's status as a mature university committed to the generation and transfer of knowledge. Our research students are a vital part of our dynamic and innovative research environment and they are overjoyed." Winchester received university status in 2005, and 105 of its students are currently completing doctorates.

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