B4.3 Mode of Study and Maximum Programme Length

  • 3.1 Postgraduate taught programmes may be taken on a full-time, part-time or open/distance learning basis.

    3.2 To qualify for the award of a PGCert, a PGDip or a Master’s degree a student shall have completed all the modules for the award within a maximum of five years of study after the initial registration date.

    Except that:
    In the Subjects of Nursing and Midwifery, in order to support the extended programme hours required to meet the professional body requirements and to support exceptional programme interruptions, the maximum period of registration be 8 years including interruptions. Students must additionally demonstrate the ability to meet all the requirements, in the 12 months immediately preceding completion, of the final programme specific professional practice module. 

    3.3 Subject to the approval of the Programme Leader, a student may be permitted to change from one mode of study to another mode of study at an appropriate point in the programme (subject to any relevant immigration restrictions).