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Making registration changes

Changes of status - MA & MSc programmes

We hope that you enjoy your chosen programme of study but sometimes problems arise that necessitate changes during your time with us.

If you are experiencing difficulties you should talk to your Personal Tutor before submitting a request.  It is also advisable to talk to the Student Advice Team in Student Services if you are considering an interruption of study, transfer or a withdrawal from a programme.

Students studying at King's under a Tier 4 Visa must contact the Student Advice & International Support Office for advice and to ask them to confirm that you are eligible to make the change under the terms of your visa.

In Philosophy, the Programme Director will need to approve any changes to registration status. 

Changing modules

You will be required to register for modules for both semesters when you first arrive in September. It is possible to change modules once the programme is underway during the first two weeks of teaching.

Sometimes you might find that a particular choice turns out not to suit you as well as you thought it might. It is possible to request to change modules once the programme is underway at the beginning of the module’s teaching term, however, there are strict deadlines for submitting these requests.

You should discuss your intentions with the Programme Director first.

Please consult the Handbook for further guidance on submitting a module change request.

Changing programmes

If you want to switch between the various MA Philosophy programmes that will generally be allowed. Please read the programme specifications carefully before you make your decision, some of these programmes comprise of compulsory modules.

In the first instance, please discuss your intentions with the Programme Director.

If you decide to proceed with a change to your programme, you will need to contact the Department Office at philosophy@kcl.ac.uk with full details about your request. 

Changing from full-time to part-time (or vice versa)

The programme is an intensive one, and quite often full-time students will find that they simply do not have the time they need to do it justice. In such cases, it is possible to convert to part-time, thereby splitting your workload across two years instead of one.

Moving from part-time to full-time is only possible at the very start of your studies, due to the module enrolment requirements of a full time course.

In the first instance, please discuss your intentions with the Programme Director.

If you decide to proceed with a change to your mode of attendance, please contact the Department Office at philosophy@kcl.ac.uk

Interrupting your studies

Occasionally students will find that they need to take a substantial break from their programme of study. It is possible to take an interruption of studies, normally for a period of one calendar year, or to the beginning of the next academic year. As far as the programme is concerned everything will stop and then you will re-commence your studies where you left them. It is best if you can do this when there is a natural break in the programme: for instance, in between semesters. However, there are times when situations like an illness cannot be predicted and in these cases we will try to support you as best as we can. 

In the first instance, please discuss your intentions with the Programme Director.

If you decide to proceed, you will need to contact the Department Office at philosophy@kcl.ac.uk with full details about your request. 

Withdrawing

Occasionally students choose to withdraw from their programme of study and although we do not want to see you leave we will support you through this decision.

Please do not just disappear without telling anyone. If you do not formalise your withdrawal from the College you will still be liable to pay full tuition fees.

In the first instance, please discuss your intentions with the Programme Director.

If you decide to permanently withdraw from the College, you will need to contact the Department Office at philosophy@kcl.ac.uk with full details about your request. 

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