Submission of Assessed Work Excluding the Thesis

(3)9.26 The professional doctorate student shall be required to comply with such requirements for the submission of assessed components as are specified by the programme team.

(3)9.27 The professional doctorate student shall be required to submit assessed components for assessment by the specified deadline.

(3)9.28 The professional doctorate student shall be responsible for seeking advice from the programme team if they are unclear on any aspect of the requirements for the submission of assessed components.

Re-Submission of Assessed Components

(3)9.29 Professional doctorate students shall be given one opportunity to re-submit an assessed component which fails to achieve a pass mark or which is deemed to have failed owing to non-submission or late submission.

(3)9.30 Professional doctorate students who submit an assessed component which achieves a pass mark shall not be given the opportunity to re-submit this regardless of any mitigating circumstances that may have affected their academic performance.

(3)9.31 Professional doctorate students shall not be given the opportunity to re-submit an assessed component which is deemed to have failed owing to plagiarism or academic dishonesty. The markers shall recommend to the Board of Examiners that the professional doctorate student’s registration should be terminated.

(3)9.32 Unless the assessed component is marked on a pass/fail basis, the mark for re-submitted assessed components shall be capped at 50% except for:

1. specified professional competency tests for the degree of DClinPsy where the mark shall be capped at 75%

2. the probation review at the end of the second year for the degree of EdD where the mark shall not be capped

(3)9.33 The professional doctorate student shall not be allowed a second re-submission opportunity if the re-submitted assessed component fails to achieve a pass mark or is deemed to have failed for any reason. The markers shall normally recommend to the Board of Examiners that the student should have their registration terminated.

(3)9.34 Professional doctorate students shall not normally be permitted to continue with the doctorate programme if they fail to meet the specified progression requirements:

1. professional doctorate students registered for the degree of DClinPsy who fail at the first submission to gain a pass mark for more than one assessed component shall have their progress reviewed by the Board of Examiners who may decide to terminate the student's registration

2. professional doctorate students registered for the degree of EdD shall not be permitted to continue to the thesis stage of the programme should they fail to achieve a mark of at least 60% in the probation review at the end of the second year of the programme; the markers shall normally recommend to the Board of Examiners that such students should be permitted the opportunity to meet the requirements for a lower intermediate qualification

3. professional doctorate students registered for the degree of DSocSci, EdD, or EngD shall not be permitted to continue to the thesis stage of the programme should they fail at the first submission to gain a pass mark for more than two assessed components; the markers shall normally recommend to the Board of Examiners that such students should be permitted the opportunity to meet the requirements for a lower intermediate qualification

Late Submission of Assessed Components

(3)9.35 Professional doctorate students who have experienced extenuating circumstances which are accepted by the University may be given an extension to the submission or re-submission period and allowed to submit an assessed component later than the specified deadline. Requests for an extension to the submission or re-submission period should be submitted in good time before the specified submission date and shall be subject to approval from the Programme Director.

(3)9.36 Extensions to the submission or re-submission period shall be approved only if the professional doctorate student has experienced unforeseen and/or unpreventable circumstances likely to affect their ability to submit an assessed component by the specified deadline.

(3)9.37 The professional doctorate student shall be responsible for providing such evidence in support of their request as is required by the University and this evidence must relate to the relevant period. Such evidence must be in English or submitted with a certified English translation. Evidence relating to circumstances of a medical nature must be from a qualified medical practitioner. The University may require independent verification of evidence submitted in support of a request for an extension to the submission or re-submission period for an assessed component.

(3)9.38 Extensions to the submission or re-submission period shall not be approved more than once in respect to each specific assessed component.

(3)9.39 The Programme Director shall specify the duration of the extension period. The extension period shall not exceed fourteen days from the original deadline for submission or re-submission. Professional doctorate students registered for the degree of DClinPsy may at the discretion of the Programme Director be given a longer extension in respect of assessed components relating to clinical case studies and where the extension is required owing to difficulties in identifying a suitable case.

(3)9.40 Professional doctorate students who believe that their circumstances are such that they cannot submit the assessed component within the maximum permitted extension period should submit a claim of mitigating circumstances as specified in (3)9.42 to (3)9.55.

(3)9.41 The Programme Director may initiate proceedings for neglect of academic obligations as specified in Senate Regulation Nine where recurrent requests for extensions give rise to concerns regarding the academic progress of the professional doctorate student.

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