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Change of circumstance

You may experience a change in personal circumstances which can result in an interruption of study, withdrawal from an academic course, or a change of programme.

It is important to discuss your options before deciding to stop your studies or change course.

You can talk to Advice and Counselling Service, your personal tutor, a student support contact or your supervisor if you are a research student.

Interrupting your studies

Permission to interrupt your studies should come from the appropriate member of staff within your School or Institute.

The ARCS website has more information on the interruption of studies for taught students and on the interruption of studies for research students.

Withdrawal

Withdrawal from QMUL is permanent. There are other options which may be more suitable if you are experiencing difficulties, such as an interruption of studies, deadline extensions or a change of programme.

Find out more about the withdrawal procedure for taught students and the withdrawal procedure for research students.

Change your programme

If you would like to change your programme, you must discuss your options with your academic advisor. Permission to change your programme should come from the appropriate member of staff within your School or Institute.

A change of programme may mean converting from a full-time to a part-time course or vice versa. It can also lead to you changing your direction of study, which may result in additional fees and an extended period of study.

Find out how to change your programme and how to transfer from full-time to part-time status if you are a research student, or vice versa.

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