13.  How to change your degree programme or status

 

Occasionally, students realise that they have made a mistake in their choices of degree programme and wish to transfer to a different degree programme or withdraw from their studies, or maybe interrupt their studies during the period of their degrees.

In the first instance, you must contact your Academic Advisor before making your decision. They may be able to find alternative solutions to your problems or make suggestion to the difficulties you are experiencing.

 

13.1  Transfer between degree programmes

If you are considering a change of degree programme, you must consult your Academic Advisor as soon as possible. Also, advice about changing degree programmes can be found at the website:

http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/crucial-guide/academic-life/formal-procedures/course-change/

If you still decide on proceeding with a transfer, you need to complete a Transfer of Degree Programme Form and return it to the Teaching and Learning Office.  The Transfer of Degree Programme Form is available at:  http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/information-for-current-students/general-information/forms-policies-regulations/

 

13.2  Interruption (or suspension) of studies

If you are thinking of interrupting or suspending your studies, to recover from medical problems, to resolve personal issues, or to undertake an internship or sabbatical position, then you must discuss your plans with your Academic Advisor as soon as possible. Also, advice about interruption of studies (taking a break from your degree programme) can be found at the website:

http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/crucial-guide/academic-life/formal-procedures/interruption/

If you still decide to go ahead, you need to complete the Interruption and/or Repeat of Studies Form and return it to the Teaching and Learning Office. The Interruption and/or Repeat of Studies Form is available at: 

http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/information-for-current-students/general-information/forms-policies-regulations/

 

13.3 Repeat of studies

 

Students are NOT normally allowed to repeat a year or a semester of their degree programme unless they can make a strong case based on mitigating circumstances. Note: Students are NOT normally allowed to repeat the year without attendance (that is, take the examinations the following year, without attending lectures and classes).

If you feel that you have a strong case, you must discuss it with your Academic Advisor as soon as possible. Students are expected to pay the fees for the repeat year or repeat semester. If you still decide to go ahead, you need to complete the Interruption and/or Repeat of Studies Form and return it to the Teaching and Learning Office.

The Interruption and/or Repeat of Studies Form is available at:  http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/information-for-current-students/general-information/forms-policies-regulations/

 

13.4  Withdrawing from your degree programme

 

If you are thinking of leaving (withdrawing from) your degree programme you must consult your Academic Advisor. Also, advice about withdrawing from your degree programme can be found at the website: http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/crucial-guide/academic-life/formal-procedures/withdrawal/

 

If you do decide to withdraw you need to complete the Student Withdrawal Form as soon as you can. The Student Withdrawal Form is available at: 

http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/information-for-current-students/general-information/forms-policies-regulations/

 

13.5  Tuition Fees for Students who Withdraw or Interrupt

 

Home/EU and International students responsible for the payment of their own tuition fees will be charged on a daily basis should they withdraw or suspend their studies.

 

Further information may be found at the website:

http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/crucial-guide/financial-life/tuition-fees/refunds/ -

 

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