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Changing course

How to apply to change your course.

Changes of programme require careful thought and cannot be initiated without advice and formal approval.

If you are considering a change of programme, firstly speak to your current Programme Lead or Associate Head and the Programme Lead or Associate Head for the Programme you want to join. When this has been discussed and agreed by both Programme Leads/Associate Heads you can log into your e:Vision account and go to Change of Circumstances to submit your request online or alternatively you can use the 'Application for a Change of Programme Form' below:

The form must be fully completed, signed, authorised, and received in Student Records, Registry, by the end of the second week of the semester in which the programme is taught.

If you are submitting a change of programme two weeks after the programme has begun, please complete the 'Late Module or Programme Change Declaration Form' and submit this alongside your 'Change of Programme Form'.

When we consider your request to change programme, we take into account University and programme regulations and the resource demands which your application would entail if successful.

Restarting first year

It is possible for undergraduate students in their first year to restart on the same or a different programme in the following academic year, but this does require careful thought and cannot be initiated without advice and formal approval.

A restart requires programme support and usually, the recommendation is made from the School Assessment Board to the Special Cases Committee or by any other such mechanism as the University puts in place. The Special Cases Committee requires the student to show a credible commitment and then will report to the Progress and Award Examination Panel that the student is permitted to start again and repeat their first year of study (ie level 3 or 4).

There is no automatic right to repeat any level of study. A restart will only be approved if the student is current and the record has not been withdrawn or terminated. An undergraduate student has only one opportunity to restart their programme.

Tuition fees are charged for a repeat study.

Module marks from the repeat study are disregarded. Where students have previously submitted work for an assessment, the expectation is that they will submit new work during their repeat year.

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