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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 researchdegrees@royalholloway.ac.uk for clarification.

The following will affect your thesis submission deadline:

Extension to writing up period

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Withdrawal from study

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Change of start date

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Interruption of study

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Change of mode of study

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