Switching Course

Should I change my course of study?

Changing course is a big step to take. You should always talk it through with someone to make sure that you are making the best decision for you, and that it is possible given time and course constraints

If you are an international student who requires a visa to study in the UK, you are advised to contact the International Student Team as changing courses may affect your visa.

Further information

Contact the International Student Team (IST)

If you are unhappy with your current programme of study it may be possible to transfer (change) to another programme of study.

This decision should not be taken lightly and it is essential that you understand the implications that this may have for your chosen career path. Help and advice is available from:

We advise you to discuss your options with your personal tutor and then speak to the Admissions Tutor for the School you wish to join. 

You will need to complete a Transfer of Degree Programme Form which must be signed by the School you are leaving (the "losing" School") and the School you are joining (the "receiving" school). Once the form is complete you must return it to the Enquiry Services counter (Main Library).

Postgraduate Research Students

If you are thinking of upgrading or downgrading your research qualification, you will need to speak to your supervisor. They will ensure that you follow the process in your School or Department for changing research programme.

If you feel unable to talk to your supervisor, you should discuss your situation with your mentor or contact the PGR Academic Lead or PGR administrator in your School/College.

We advise you to discuss your options with your personal tutor and then speak to the Admissions Tutor for the School you wish to join. 

You will need to complete a Transfer of Degree Programme Form which must be signed by the School you are leaving (the "losing" School") and the School you are joining (the "receiving" school). Once the form is complete you must return it to the Enquiry Services counter (Main Library).