Swansea University

4. Candidature Period

This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to Research Degree Candidature and the University’s Guide to Transfer and Withdrawal of Research Students.

4.1

A candidate must pursue a programme of supervised study, including research and generic skills development as either a full-time or a part-time student. The minimum periods of supervised study from the date of enrolment are set out in the University’s Guide to Research Degree Candidature.

4.2

Notwithstanding paragraph 4.1, a candidate enrolling as a student under method D may, with the expressed permission of the College and University, be permitted to undertake a period or periods of study at the other institution. Minimum periods of study at the University shall be agreed at time of admission by the Postgraduate Research Academic Board Executive Group.

4.3

The regulation governing reduction of candidature period is not relevant to this degree.

4.4

The regulation governing transfer of credits for the training element is not relevant to this degree.

4.5

Candidates may in some cases apply to or be required by the Academic Regulations and Cases Board to transfer mode of study or programme of study as set out in the University’s Guide to Transfer and Withdrawal of Research Students. In such cases the University will determine a revised minimum registered period.

4.6

Candidates shall be prohibited from transferring their candidature to another institution after the minimum period of candidature, as outlined in paragraph 4.1, has been completed at this University.

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