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Extension (Postgraduate Taught Students Only)

If, for any reason, you believe that you will not be able to complete your course by the expected completion date, you should discuss the difficulties you are having with your personal tutor, course director or the Director of Graduate Studies in your department as soon as you possibly can.

If your department supports your request, it will complete the necessary form on your behalf and Student Records will write to you confirming the details of the extension. Extensions of registration period of up to six months are free of charge. Extensions greater than six months are subject to a £75 administrative fee. Please note that this fee is levied on each and every extension beyond the initial six months (i.e. an extension of two extra months will generate a fee of £75; if you apply for the seventh month and later submit a request for another, eighth, month, the £75 fee would be charged twice, totalling £150). Students and department are therefore encouraged to consider extension requests carefully and ensure that time sought is realistic in light of work required.

International students (not applicable to postgraduate research students): Please note that from 6 April 2012, if you require further immigration permission to remain in the UK, you are subject to a time limit of five years at degree-level. You should consider if this extension will put you beyond your five years. For further information, please refer to the University’s Immigration Service

Members of Staff: please click here for more information and to access the extension form.

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