Can you defer entry on a PHD?

30-Mar-15, 18:23
Avatar for kitten2010
posted about 5 years ago
Making some enquiries at the worst time - easter holidays! So I wonder if the community can help me.

I have a place on a part time PhD in Sep. Does anyone know if I can defer this to begin the following year?

Thank you very much
30-Mar-15, 19:50
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by Eds
Avatar for Eds
posted about 5 years ago
31-Mar-15, 09:41
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Avatar for kikothedog
posted about 5 years ago
Not always. Depends on the funding. My university hold the award funds for 12 months if they can't fill the position the project funding returns to the RC
01-Apr-15, 14:32
edited about 24 seconds later
Avatar for Mackem_Beefy
posted about 5 years ago
Yes, though as mentioned be prepared possibly to lose funding. The project may be offered to someone else, delayed further because funding has to be reapplied for or cancelled on refunding to funding body.

Alternatively, the student may be allowed to proceed as self-funded, with the student being left either to fork out themselves or apply and / or look for funding themselves.

A better option if you really need to delay is possibly to start the project, see how it goes then suspend for six months (plus statutory maternity leave if this is the reason) avoiding the loss of funding.



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