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Changes to your studies

This information explains how you can make changes to your modules and programme, interrupt your studies or defer part of your assessment while you're studying at UCL.

Interrupt or withdraw

Link to Interrupting your studies

Find out what you need to do if you are thinking of interrupting or withdrawing from your studies and what will happen to your funding. 

Change your Programme or Route

Link to Change your degree programme or course units

Find out how to make Programme or Route transfers.

Illness and unexpected disruptions

Link to Defer your exam or assessment

If you are experiencing severe difficulties, such as ill health, you may need to think about postponing your exams. 

Study away from UCL

Link to Study spaces

If you're a taught masters student you'll need to make an application if you plan study away from UCL. 

Authorised absence for Tier 4 students

Link to Shape your world

If you're studying at UCL under a Tier 4 visa and are absent from UCL due to short-term illness or other extenuating circumstances you must obtain authorisation from UCL.

Change your mode of attendance


Postgraduates wishing to change your mode of attendance need to make a formal application.