Registration Periods for Research Degree Programmes

Each research degree programme has a specified minimum and maximum period of registration dependent on the research student’s mode of study.

Each research degree programme has a specified minimum and maximum period of registration dependent on the research student’s mode of study. The specified minimum and maximum periods are calculated by reference to the research student’s initial date of registration.

The registration periods for the degree of PhD, MD, or MPhil are:

Minimum Period (Years) Maximum Period (Years)
PhD

Full-Time

Part Time

2.0

4.0

4.0

7.0

MD

Full-Time

Part Time

2.0

2.0

4.0

5.0

MPhil

Full-Time

Part Time

1.0

2.0

2.0

4.0

The registration periods for the degree of PysD, DClinPsy, DSocSCi, EdD, EngD are:

Minimum Period (Years) Maximum Period (Years)
PsyD Part-Time 2.0 5.0
DClinPsy Full-Time 3.0 3.0
DSocSci Part-Time 4.0 6.0
EdD Part-Time 3.0 6.0
EngD Full-Time 4.0 5.0

Research students are required to maintain registration for at least the specified minimum period.

Research students are not allowed maintain registration beyond the specified maximum period. Research students who have experienced extenuating circumstances which are accepted by the University may be given an extension of registration beyond the specified maximum period.

Periods Beyond Submission of the Thesis for Examination

Research students must remain registered up to the point at which they submit the thesis for examination.

Periods beyond this - for the viva voce examination and any post-examination amendments - are not included in either the normal or maximum registration periods and research students do not need to request an extension of registration to cover the post-submission period.

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