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4.1 Having been offered and accepted a place to study for an MA or MSc by Research, all candidates shall enrol as students of the University at the start of their programme of research and shall maintain their enrolment until conferment of the degree. Enrolment is a prerequisite for registration for a research degree and entry to the programme is only permitted in September and January of each year.
4.2 Students will be required to register their research proposals within 3 months of enrolment for full-time students and within a maximum period of 4 months for part-time students. If a student has not registered their proposal within a maximum of 4 months of enrolment, on the recommendation of a student’s supervisors and the Faculty Postgraduate Research Tutor, the Research Degrees Sub-Committee will terminate their enrolment (see Section 7.5.2).
4.3 If satisfactory progress has been made and the candidate’s application for registration has been approved by the Research Degrees Sub-Committee, students will be formally registered as MA, MSc or LLM by Research.
4.4 Full-time candidates are required to pay the full fee for a minimum period of one year or a maximum of two years until submission of the thesis, when no further fees will be due, unless the
candidate is required to resubmit the thesis for re-examinations (Section 4.6).
4.5 Part-time candidates are required to pay the part-time fee for a minimum enrolment period of two years or a maximum of three years until submission of the thesis, when no further fees will be due, unless the candidate is required to resubmit the thesis for re-examinations (Section 4.6).
4.6 Following the submission of the thesis, candidates are required to remain enrolled until the degree is awarded, but no fees are payable for this period. If however following the viva examination, the examiners recommend that the candidate is required to revise their thesis and resubmit it for re-examination within one year, the candidate will be required to pay the re-submission fee until resubmission of the thesis.