Ethics Applications for Undergraduate, MA and MSc Students
Ethics applications for undergraduate, MA and MSc students are not generally dealt with via the central ethics process but by the course Programme Convenor. The Undergraduate/ MA/ MSc Ethics Application form is a condensed version of the main Ethics Application Form, and also incorporates the consent form and debriefing form templates, which can be amended as necessary for individual applications. Please note that Programmes may adapt these documents to suit their specific needs. An Ethics Risk Assessment form and a Health and Safety Compliance Declaration should also be completed, as well as an overseas background information form if the research is taking place overseas (these three documents do not need to be sent to the Health & Safety Office, and you do not need to obtain a risk reference number. They should be submitted to the Programme Convenor along with your application form). The templates for all the forms can be found below.
Please note that these applications and information should not be sent to the Ethics Officer
The Ethics Guidelines can be consulted for general information, and you can contact the Ethics Officer or your School/Faculty Ethics Representatives/Reviewers if you have any specific queries, to see if an application should go via the central ethics process or if any issues need to be considered by the Research Integrity and Ethics Committee (in which case the Staff/ Research Student Ethics Application form and documents should be used). Please note that projects that also require NHS approval should go via the central ethics process, using the Staff/ Research Student Ethics Application form and risk documents.
If an Undergraduate/ MA/ MSc project is worth 50% or more of the total credits required to obtain the award, students should submit an Ethics application via the central ethics process, using the Staff/ Research Student Ethics application form and documents.