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Changes that can affect your research degree


 

If you are a postgraduate research student who started after 2006, the Academic Regulations state that:

  • you cannot submit your thesis less than 2 years (full-time) / 4 years (part-time) after your start date
  • you must submit your thesis within the following timelines

 

PhD student

MPhil student

Full-time

4 years
(3 years + 1 writing up year)

3 years
(2 years + 1 writing up year)

Part-time

8 years
(6 years + 2 writing up years)

6 years
(4 years + 2 writing up years)


Your thesis submission deadline is calculated from the start date on your student record.  If you are unsure what your deadline is, please contact the Research Degrees administration team for clarification.

The following will affect your thesis submission deadline:

Change of start date

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Change of mode of study

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Interruption of study

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Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

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Withdrawal from study

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