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Creating a postgraduate doctoral course

Term dates

If you offer postgraduate doctoral courses, you need to enter 3 sets of term dates for all course years. This is so that students receive their funding payments throughout the period of their study.

The term dates you enter determine the student’s payment dates. If you do not have terms, we still need 3 terms in our system. This is because we pay students at 3 points throughout the academic year. You should create term dates that reflect the study pattern of your students. For example, you could use any holiday periods as a natural term break.

You should not set the term start and end dates for a Saturday or Sunday when the course does not start or end on those days.

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