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Mode of Study

The most common, and practical, mode of pursuing a PhD is to study full-time. Full-time students in their first three years of study are guaranteed desk space and computer facilities in the department and are expected to contribute fully to the departmental research community. Full-time students have four years from their registration to submit their thesis. 

We also welcome applications for part-time study from committed candidates. Part-time study is the default mode for students working for more than fifteen hours per week or with family commitments that may preclude full-time study. Part-time students are expected to attend Royal Holloway’s campus on a fairly regular basis. Part-time students have seven years from their registration to submit their thesis. 


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