Computing, Engineering and Media Ethics Procedures

The University has adopted a policy regarding the protection of individuals who are the subjects of research including student projects. It follows the guidelines of the Helsinki Declaration of Human Rights to assess all studies that involve human volunteers.

According to University regulations all research projects need to undergo ethical review. This includes:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate final year projects on all degree programmes (eg HND, BSc, MSc)
  • Research degree projects (eg MPhil, PhD)
  • Research Grant applications made by staff
  • Contract research and consultancy

Find out more about the importance of Human Research Ethics


How to prepare your application


Application Forms

Taught Masters
Application to Gain Ethical Approval for Taught Masters Degree Dissertation
Word Document or PDF

Research Degree Activities
Application to Gain Ethical Approval for Research Degree Activities
Word Document or PDF

Application to Gain Approval For Activities Involving Human Research
Word Document

Application to Gain Approval For Activities Involving Human Research
Word Document

To apply for ethical approval in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media, please email the following to

  • Ethical application form - signed by your supervisor and yourself (electronic signatures are ok)
  • Registration form
  • Other supporting documentation (eg questionnaire, consent form, etc) - sample consent documents can be found here.



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