Swansea University

6. Suspensions and Extensions of Candidature

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

6.1

Under exceptional circumstances and in accordance with the University’s Guide to Suspensions and Extensions for Research Students a candidate may be required to undertake a suspension of candidature due to disciplinary, financial or health reasons.

6.2

Under exceptional circumstances candidates may request a suspension of candidature or an extension to candidature. All requests for suspensions of candidature and extensions to candidature should be made in accordance with the University’s Guide to Suspensions and Extensions for Research Students.

6.3

Where a candidate undertakes a suspension of candidature, as outlined in paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2 above, a return to study date must be specified at the time of suspension.

6.4

Where a candidate fails to resume study by the return to study date, the candidate will be considered to have withdrawn from the programme as set out in the University’s Guide to Transfer and Withdrawal of Research Students.

6.5

Established research students that have completed a year or more of their full-time research study but have exceeded the maximum suspension time allowed, would usually be required to withdraw by the Academic Regulations and Cases Board; however, in exceptional circumstances, these students may be permitted to subsequently re-apply to be re-enrolled at the same stage of the previous research (within a maximum time period of 2 years from the date of withdrawal). Only under these circumstances may a student be allowed a reduced candidature period.

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