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Changing course

How to apply to change your course.

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

If you are considering a change of course, first speak to your current Course Lead or Associate Head and the Course Lead or Associate Head for the course you want to join.

When this has been discussed and agreed by both Course Leads/Associate Heads you can log into your e:Vision account and go to Change of Circumstances to submit your request online.

Log into e:Vision

All sections on your e:Vision request must be fully completed. If you are unsure about any of the details of your new course please speak to the Course Lead or Associate Head for the course you want to join.

Requests should be fully completed by the end of the second week of the semester in which the programme is taught.

If you are submitting a change of course 2 weeks after the course has begun, please make sure you answer 'Yes' to the question 'Are you submitting this request as a late programme change?' You must be aware that if you do change course late that you will not be able to use this late change as subsequent grounds for an appeal or exceptional circumstances.

For detailed guidance on completing the e:vision request, download our step by step user guide below.

User Guide - Change of Programme (Student) (docx, 0.6 MB)

Changing your course or mode of attendance can have significant financial implications. Please speak to the Funding Advice team using the link below before submitting your request on e:Vision.

Funding Advice

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

Please note your change of course is not fully approved until it has been agreed by Registry. You will be updated by email.

Restarting first year

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

A restart requires course 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 (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 course.

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.