Research Programme Concessions Research Programme Concessions

There are situations where it is more appropriate for an academic member of staff to submit a concession request rather than a student. 

How to submit a research programme concession 

There are a number of requests that need to be made under a research programme concession; for example, having a viva take place more than three months after thesis submission, or the readmission of a student who has withdrawn. A full list of the concessions available, and who can make them (for example supervisor, examiner or PGR Director), can be found in the PGR Service Concessions Guide.

A flowchart has been produced to help guide you through the concession application process (a text version of the process is here).

A flowchart detailing the process of submitting a research programme concession

Concession Forms and Additional Information Concession Forms and Additional Information

Concession forms

All the forms required to complete an application for a research programme concession are listed below: 

  • Research Programme - Admissions - This covers registration on non-quarter date, English language, institute transfer, Category A including staff and readmission
  • Research Programme - Lifecycle - This covers reductions pre-registration, exceeding supervision limits, missing thesis reports, approval of examiners (Cat A), viva and misc.

Mac users or anyone experiencing difficulties with the interactive MS-Word forms should follow this link to contact the PGR Service.


Additional information

The full PGR Service Concessions Guide is available for consultation for any members of staff considering applying for a concession against the regulations. This document includes a number of case studies, which may be of use for those completing an application.