You are advised to submit your request at least 3 months before the end of the maximum registration period of study or as soon as possible for a revised or corrected thesis using the extension request form (Word - 73KB).
If the outcome of your extension request is not known by your submission deadline, you are advised to submit your thesis as it stands by your deadline. If your extension request is then approved your submitted thesis will be returned to you and you can then resubmit by your extended deadline. If your extension request is not approved, the thesis you have submitted will be processed for examination.
Evidence to support the request must be attached to the request form.
- Part A - to be completed by the Postgraduate Researcher
- Part B - to be completed by supervisor and passed to the Head of School (or nominee)
- Part C - to be completed by the Head of School (or nominee) and sent to RSA
Section 9 of the request form (a work plan) showing how you intend to complete your outstanding work in the requested time frame, must be completed. This is required in order to demonstrate that the request is reasonable and that the work is achievable within the deadline.
You should not include time for your thesis to be examined when requesting an extension.
International postgraduate researchers must submit a copy of your passport and current/most recent visa. The extension request will not be considered unless these supporting documents are provided.
Once all sections of the form have been completed, the form and relevant supporting evidence should be sent to:
- Research Student Administration
Applications for extensions are considered by the University's Research Progress and Awards Sub Panel. Approval is not automatic.
The Research Student Administration team (RSA) will notify you of the outcome of your application by email. If your application is approved, the email notification will include the new date for submission of your thesis, your registration status and any tuition fee liability.