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Update my postgraduate taught study details


All the forms you need to update your postgraduate taught study details

Important things to check before requesting any changes to your record

  • Student Finance - If you have a tuition fee loan from Student Finance, please contact Student Finance before you make any changes to your study details to check what implications this may have on your funding.
  • Student Visa - If you are sponsored for your Student Visa (previously Tier 4), we have to let UK Visas and Immigration know about any changes you make to your student status. Before completing one of the forms, we recommend that you:

    1. Carefully read the visa implications on the form that you complete
    1. Contact the International Student Support Office to discuss the effect the change might have on your visa as there may be restrictions on the changes that you can make to your study details.
  • Halls of residence - If you are living in Halls accommodation and making changes to your study details for example, you are withdrawing, interrupting or changing to part-time, you must also complete the Notice to Leave Accommodation online form to let us know on when you plan to vacate your room so that you understand important information around your financial liability.
  • You should discuss with your School the change that you want to make to your record first to seek guidance on your studies. Information about Schools can be found here.
  • If you need further support you can contact our Wellbeing team. Further information can be found here

 

Change your degree course 

The deadline to change your degree course has now passed. You may still be able to change your degree pathway if none of your current modules are changing. For further information please see the 'Change your degree pathway' section.

If you do not want to continue on your current degree course but it is passed the deadline and too late to change your degree course you may wish to discuss other options with your department, for example, interrupting your current year and change programme to return the following year. You should contact your school to discuss this first. 

  

Change your degree pathway 

Change of programme or pathway during Term Three

If you started your studies in September 2021 or in a previous year, and would like to enquire about making a change to your programme, please contact your School for advice. Please note that only students who started their programme in January 2022 can request to change programme at this point, please contact your School for advice.

Changes of pathway form will become available from end of July 2022.

If you have not yet started your first year of study, and want to change your degree programme before you enrol, please email the Admissions team.

If you are on your Pre-Sessional English Language Programme (PELP) and have not yet started your main degree programme, and want to change your main programme of study, please email the Admissions team.

 

 

Change your mode of attendance

Your “mode of attendance” means how you study with us, for example full time or part time. Changing your mode of attendance means switching between full-time or part-time study. Further information about this process and the implications of changing your mode of attendance can be found on the form. The form will only be made available during the periods in which this change is permitted.

  • To change from full-time to part-time, or vice versa, please click here to view the change of mode request form.
  • If you are a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) student, please click here to view change of mode request form for CPD students. 
  • If you started your programme in January it is not possible to change your mode of attendance.

If you are leaving your room in Halls because you are changing to part-time, you must also complete this online form to let us know on when you plan to vacate your room so that you understand important information around your financial liability.

 

Change of mode in Term Three

It’s not usually possible for you to change your mode after the end of Term Two, as you’re considered to have attended all of the learning and teaching and the only requirement left is for you to complete your exams and assessments (which you cannot withdraw from at this stage). 

If you’re unable to attend any examinations or complete assessments in Term Three, please contact your School for advice. Click here for more information about the exams and assessments period.

If you have any further queries, please contact the Student Services Centre.

 

Interrupt your studies

An interruption allows you to pause your studies for a maximum of two years. This option is suitable if you want to stop studying temporarily and come back later. Further information about this process and the implications of interrupting your studies can be found on the form. The form will only be made available during the periods in which interruptions are permitted.

  • Interruption of studies form for Postgraduate Taught students with a September start date.

If you are leaving your room in Halls because you are interrupting your studies, you must also complete this online form to let us know on when you plan to vacate your room so that you understand important information around your financial liability.

 

Interruptions of study in Term Three

Please note that only students who started their programme in January 2022 can request to interrupt study at this point.

If you started your studies in September 2021 or in a previous year, it’s not usually possible for you to interrupt your studies after the end of Term Two, as you’re considered to have attended all of the learning and teaching and the only requirement left is for you to complete your exams and assessments (which you cannot withdraw from at this stage). 

If you’re unable to attend any examinations or complete assessments in Term Three, please contact your School for advice. Click here for more information about the exams and assessments period.

If you have any further queries, please contact the Student Services Centre.

 

 

Withdraw from your studies

A withdrawal from study will permanently end your registration with the College. It's important you are aware of the implications and consider all of the options available to you before making this decision. Further information about this process and the implications of withdrawing can be found on the form below.

If you are leaving your room in Halls because you are withdrawing from your studies, you must also complete this online form to let us know on when you plan to vacate your room so that you understand important information around your financial liability.



 

 

Questions?

If you have any further questions on the process, please contact the Student Services Centre.