Postgraduate research change of course and mode

Change of course 

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 supervisor.

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 pro-rata.

Visas

If you change your course at the University of Essex, this may affect your immigration status and you may need to contact the Home Office or make a new Tier 4 application. Please see our immigration pages for information about changes to your studies.

If you have any queries about immigration contact our International Services Team.

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