Version 1.0 - Last Updated: 16 Feb 2021

Creating a postgraduate doctoral course

Course duration


Doctoral degree courses between 3 and 8 academic years are eligible for postgraduate doctoral funding. 

The course length is defined as the maximum period of registration for that course. This is normally linked to mode of study. For example, you might offer a course as 3 academic years full-time or 6 academic years part-time. The maximum registration period ends when the thesis is submitted for examination.

We will schedule payments over the 3 payment periods in every academic year of the course.

There is no 'extra weeks' element to a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. The maximum loan amount available per academic year is fixed, regardless of the number of weeks of study in each year.


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