During your research
Postgraduate research and training
We are committed to the personal and professional development of our postgraduate researchers, and enabling them to complete their research on time, achieve academic outputs and achieve their employment aspirations.
Duration of study
As a postgraduate researcher, you will be expected to submit your thesis within the standard period of study for your programme.
To help you complete your studies within the specified timeframe, your attendance and your progress with your studies will be monitored.
The transfer assessment is intended to identify whether you and your project have the potential for research at doctoral level and whether completing the thesis within the standard period of study is a reasonable expectation.
Leaving your research due to a change in circumstances
While we hope everything goes well with your studies, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan. If you’re thinking about permanently leaving university before completing your studies, support is available to help you make a decision that’s right for you.
While you are studying
A postgraduate research degree is a serious undertaking and requires a high level of commitment.
Absences, suspensions and extensions of your research
If you are unable to study or believe your progress is being significantly disrupted then you must let your Graduate School know immediately.
Learn about our system for recording your progress throughout your postgraduate research studies
Progress Support Process (PSP)
If you are not progressing or engaging as expected, it is essential that problems are identified and responded to as quickly as possible. Any emerging issues impacting progress or engagement should be addressed at the time they arise, to embed support or actions needed before problems escalate. Delays can turn relatively simple problems into much more complex ones, and can prevent you from getting crucial and timely academic advice and support, and other professional, immigration or financial advice.