If you find that you are unable to submit your thesis by your stated deadline, you may need to apply for an extension of time. Requests to extend must be completed in advance of the submission deadline, as applications for extensions will not be approved retrospectively.
You may apply initially for a free four month period of extended registration via PhD Manager. At this stage, your progress will be assessed by your Research Director prior to approving the extension to ensure that there is evidence that a properly prepared plan of work is in place. If approved, this extension will be authorised by the Research Director and there will be no fee for this initial extension.
Following this period, you may apply for further periods of extension in three month blocks via PhD Manager. You will be required to provide a detailed summary of progress, a revised plan of work and medical or other evidence in support of your application (particularly if you wish to request a fee waiver under exceptional circumstances).
These periods of extension require the approval of the Head of the Doctoral College and rates for such extensions can be found under the Miscellaneous sections for the relevant year under the Fees Schedule.
Please note when on a period of extension full/part-time researchers are treated alike therefore both mode of studies are granted equal extension time i.e 4 months for their first extensions and 3 months thereafter.