Swansea University

8. Monitoring of Progress

This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to Progress Monitoring of Research Students.

8.1

The College is required to confirm the candidature of each candidate within three months of the initial enrolment of the candidate as set out in the University’s Guide to Progress Monitoring of Research Students.

8.2

If a College is unable to confirm the candidature of a candidate within three months of initial enrolment of the candidature, the candidate may be required to suspend or withdraw from the programme.

8.3

A candidate’s progress in minimum candidature shall be monitored on a regular basis by the Progression and Awards Board in order to decide whether the candidate be permitted to progress. Progress will be monitored at specific stages as detailed in the University’s Guide to Progress Monitoring of Research Students.

8.4

Candidates who go beyond their minimum candidature will continue to be monitored on a regular basis by the Progression and Awards Board until the submission of the thesis or the end of the candidature.

8.5

If a candidate’s progress is deemed to be unsatisfactory, the candidate may be required to transfer on to another programme or required to withdraw from the programme.

8.6

In the case of paragraph 8.2 and 8.5 above, candidates shall have the right to seek an appeal against progression decisions in accordance with the Swansea University Accuracy of Published Marks procedures or Academic Appeals Procedures.

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