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Creating a postgraduate doctoral course

Thesis submission after course end date

If a student intends to submit their thesis after their course end date, you will need to transfer them to a longer course.

The course you should transfer them to must begin in the same academic year as their current course. 


A student is on a 4 year course beginning in September of AY 2020/21. Their thesis is due on 31 April 2024.

The student wants to submit their thesis on 1 May 2025. This is after their course end date.

You need to transfer the student onto a course that has started in September of AY 2020/21 but ends after 1 May 2025.

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