In ensuring the safety of all our students and staff many of the facilities and resources required to complete essential research ahead of the submission of a thesis have been temporarily unavailable. We recognise that this, together with possible new caring duties and personal circumstances, may have had a significant impact on the progress of doctoral research projects. As such, we are now in a position to consider requests for an extension of up to 6 months to facilitate the completion of your research to a doctoral level.
The process for granting COVID-19 related extensions will be overseen and monitored by the Dean of Postgraduate Research, Professor Nuria Lorenzo Dus. It will operate in accordance with the University’s Academic Guide. The PGR Office will circulate specific guidance shortly. For all other information regarding COVID-19 please refer to the latest COVID-19 Postgraduate Research Guidance & Advice.
If you need to extend your candidature, please discuss this requirement with your supervisory team. This request should be logged via eVision, with supporting information outlining the delay to research and the reasons for the delay. This request will be approved by your Supervisor(s) and the extension to candidature will be automatically granted if approved. Other progression measures, which take place in different Schools and Colleges (such as ‘mini Viva’ examinations), will take place online and will be recorded through eVision.
If you are undertaking a joint research degree, we know that a fee can be applied to an extension of studies. We are working with our partners to address this and apply as much flexibility as possible. Please check back at these pages for an update.