Regulation C1: Maximum Periods of Registration

1. Taught Programmes

1.1 The normal period of registration for taught programmes will be set out in the relevant Programme Specification [here]. The maximum period of registration for taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is set at the normal period of registration plus three years (pro-rata for periods of part-time study). This includes approved periods of leave of absence. Programmes leading to registration with a professional body may have shorter maximum periods of registration.

1.2 A student is not normally permitted to repeat more than one level of study during their programme. Students who had to repeat their Keele Foundation Year will be permitted  to repeat another level of study during their programme.

1.3 In very exceptional circumstances, as a result of an academic appeal under Regulation B6 (Academic Appeals), a student may be granted a further one year extension to the maximum period of registration at the discretion of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education).  

2. Research Programmes

2.1 The normal period of registration for research programmes is four calendar years full time (pro-rata for periods of part-time study).  In exceptional circumstances, the University Research Degrees Committee may approve one or more extensions but this would not normally exceed a maximum of one calendar year (pro rata for part-time students) in total. The maximum period of registration for PGR students is 6 years including periods of extension and leave of absence (pro-rata for part-time study).

2.2 In very exceptional circumstacnes, as a result of an acadmic appeal under Regulation B6 (academci Appeals), a student may be granted a further one year extension to the maximum period of registration at the Direction of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise).