General Regulations for Postgraduate Diplomas (Continuing Education)

Differences from 2017/18 to 2019/20

  • 1. The Continuing Education Board shall have power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the board may prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. The examination for each Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Continuing Education Board which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Education Committee, to make regulations governing the examination.

  • 3. Candidates, whether members of the University or not, may be admitted as students for a Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the board shall prescribe, provided that before admission to a course of study approved by the board, candidates shall have satisfied the board that they have had appropriate educational experience acceptable to the board, and are well-equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

  • 4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for a Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued a course, the character and length of which have been approved by the board, may be admitted to the examination.

  • [For students starting from MT 2016: 5. If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out his or her coursework or examination the Continuing Education Board may grant his or her request for a temporary suspension of status. Applications for suspension of status should be made to the board, c/o the Registry; and should be accompanied by a statement of support from the relevant course director. No student may be granted more than the number of terms' or years' suspension of status set out below.

  • When a student is entered as a candidate in an examination following return from suspension of status, they shall be entitled to be examined in accordance with the regulations pertaining at the time at which they received teaching for the examination, so long as the time elapsed since they were originally due to be examined is not greater than the maximum time permitted for completion set out below.

  • Duration of ProgrammeMaximum Time PermittedMaximum Suspensions Permitted
    3 Terms / 1 Year 6 Terms / 2 Years 3 Terms / 1 Year
    6 Terms / 2 Years 12 Terms / 4 Years  6 Terms / 2 Years 

    6. A student shall cease to hold the status of Student for the Award through failure to meet the requirements laid down in the regulations governing that award including failure to meet the requirements within the maximum terms or years permitted for completion.

  • 7. A student who has withdrawn or who has been withdrawn may apply for reinstatement to his or her former status on the Register within two years of his or her status ceasing. Such applications shall be addressed by the former student to the Continuing Education Board, and shall be accompanied by written statements commenting on the application from the course director. The board shall reach a decision on such applications and shall determine the date from which any reinstatement granted under these provisions shall be effective. No reinstatement may be granted under these provisions if the student has held the relevant status for maximum number of terms or years allowed under the regulations governing that status.] 

  • 8.  A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in the examination may enter again for the examination on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion. Unless the special regulations for the examination specify otherwise, this resit attempt shall normally be taken at the next opportunity, but may be deferred once, i.e. it must be taken at one of the next two opportunities. No candidate who has satisfied the examiners in the examination may enter again for the same examination.

  • 9. The examiners may award a merit for work of particularly high quality in the whole examination or a distinction for excellence in the examination. Candidates who have initially failed any element of assessment shall not normally be eligible for the award of merit or distinction.