Change to part-time study (change of mode of study)
Part-time is 50% of the full-time standard period, and could be the enabler for you to continue with your studies (whilst also working and/or undertaking caring responsibilities, for example).
Students are required to undertake periods of part-time study in multiples of two terms, before requesting a change to full time study (two terms of part-time study equate to one term of full-time study). The standard/completion period and thesis submission date will be adjusted pro-rata.
Students are not normally allowed to transfer from full-time study to part-time study in the final term of their standard period or during their completion period.
Student visa-sponsored students should consult with the International Services Team, before making a request, to ensure a change does not breach Home Office requirements.
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.
Seek approval from your supervisor for “authorised leave”
You can take up to six weeks of authorised leave for short-term needs. This time is not added to your standard period, you simply have authorisation for the temporary leave and are not expected to engage with your studies during that time (though you can still stay in touch with your supervisor and team, of course).