Extensions are only granted under exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the Pro Dean (Postgraduate Research). In the first instance you must discuss taking an extension with your Principal Supervisor or Director of Postgraduate Research Studies. You may also wish to seek advice from Student Services if the reasons you are taking an extension to study are due to significant extenuating circumstances as they will be able to provide advice and support with respect to managing those circumstances. If you then decide to formally apply for an extension to your studies, you must contact the Registry Officer (Student Support - Postgraduate Research) who will advise you further on whether extension is a suitable option for you, the implications in taking an extension to study, and also the details of the application process.
Extensions are granted on the basis of personal or medical circumstances. The MMS form provides an upload option for "Supporting Documentation" if you wish to supply documentation to support your application. If you are applying on medical grounds you will require a note from a medical professional confirming that an extension of medical grounds would be of benefit, and this should be uploaded in the Supporting Documentation field. Every application for extension requires a completion plan and this should outline the volume and nature of work that has been completed so far, and also the volume and nature of work that is still to be completed, accompanied by a timeline of completion.
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