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Refund policy for Taught Postgraduates

This refund policy applies to all full and part-time taught postgraduate students.

Withdrawals

All taught postgraduate students considering withdrawing from their course should discuss the matter with their supervisor or programme co-ordinator in the first instance. Students must then follow the proper withdrawal procedure as set out in the Postgraduate Code of Practice.

Taught postgraduate students will be eligible to receive a refund of tuition fees as follows:

First Semester

Students who withdraw in the first four weeks of the first semester will be entitled to a full refund of tuition fees.

Students who withdraw after the first four weeks of the first semester will be liable for tuition fees for that semester.

Second Semester

Students who withdraw in the first four weeks of the second semester will be entitled to a full refund of tuition fees for that semester.

Students who withdraw after the first four weeks of the second semester will be liable for tuition fees for that semester.

Self funding students who are entitled to a refund under the above rules will still be liable for the shortfall between the revised fee determined by the University and the instalment already paid.

No refund of fees will be made to students who leave without the permission of the Dean of the appropriate Faculty.

Students on taught postgraduate Masters programmes who graduate with a PG Diploma will not be entitled to a refund of tuition fees.

Exceptions to the above

  • A student taking a module which runs throughout the academic session who withdraws after the first four weeks of the first semester would not be entitled to a refund of tuition fees.
  • Students eligible for staff rates are not entitled to a refund if they withdraw or are granted a Leave of Absence after the first four weeks of the start of their academic year as their fee is not calculated on a modular basis.

Leaves of Absence

All taught postgraduate students considering taking a Leave of Absence from their course should discuss the matter with their supervisor in the first instance. Students must then follow the proper procedure as set out in the Postgraduate Code of Practice.

First Semester

Students who are granted a Leave of Absence in the first four weeks of the first semester will be entitled to a full refund of tuition fees.

Students who are granted a Leave of Absence after the first four weeks of the first semester will be liable for tuition fees for that semester.

Second Semester

Students who are granted a Leave of Absence in the first four weeks of the second semester will be entitled to a full refund of tuition fees for that semester.

Students who are granted a Leave of Absence after the first four weeks of the second semester will be liable for tuition fees for that semester.

If a taught postgraduate student requests a Leave of Absence, it may be backdated up to 4 weeks prior to the date of the request at the discretion of the University.

All other Leaves of Absence will be treated as retrospective, for which no refund of tuition fees will be made.

Exceptions to the above

  • A student taking a module which runs throughout the academic session who is granted a Leave of Absence after the first four weeks of the first semester would not be entitled to a refund of tuition fees.
  • Students eligible for staff rates are not entitled to a refund if they withdraw or are granted a Leave of Absence after the first four weeks of the start of their academic year as their fee is not calculated on a modular basis.

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