You should discuss any proposed change of degree title with your supervisor.
Once you have decided that you want to change your degree title, you will need to
make a formal request using the online
Change of Course/Degree title form, which will need to be approved by your
department/school/centre and the Dean.
Change of mode
During your standard period of study, you may request a transfer from one mode of study
to another, for example from full time to part-time (including distance
learning) or vice-versa. You should discuss any proposed change with your
If you are a sponsored student, you should discuss any proposed change with
your funding body and/or check its terms and conditions. If you are a Research
Council-funded student, you should contact the Postgraduate Research Education team to discuss your request to
change your mode of study.
Once you have decided that you want to change your mode of study, you will need to
make a formal request, using the online
Change of Mode of Study form, which will need to be approved by your
department and the Dean.
If your request is approved, your standard period of study and thesis submission deadline will be adjusted
Sponsored students (student visa)
If you change your course at the University of Essex, this may affect your student immigration status and you may need to obtain a new Student visa first. Please see our
immigration pages for
information about changes to your studies.