Change and Transfer Requests

Undergraduate Student Changes Applications 

A student wishing to apply for permission to deviate from the standard regulations as detailed in the University Calendar must apply for permission from the College of SEFS using the SEFS Undergraduate Application form(PDF) or the SEFS Undergraduate Application form (Word) Examples of requests include: leave of absence; additional modules (to prescribed degree programme) up to 10 credits (subject to marks not being used for pass or progression); change of module(s)/subject (outside the university closing date); exemptions; replacement of course (e.g. year abroad), entry to intercalated degree programmes (e.g. Physiology), and deviation from three year rule. The application process is as follows:  

  • Students must make contact with the Head of the relevant School/Department to discuss the application.
  • Students must then submit the completed application form to the relevant Head of School/Department
  • Students should note monthly closing dates on College/School/Departmental websites.

Undergraduate Student Transfer Applications 

A student wishing to transfer between programmes within the College of SEFS must complete this transfer application form: SEFS UG Transfer Form B (pdf) or SEFS UG Transfer Form B (Word version)

The deadline for receipt of transfer applications is the last Friday in June every year. Late applications will not be accepted. The criteria for a transfer application are as follows: 

  • There must be a vacancy in the course into which the student wishes to transfer
  • Students must have passed all years in their current degree
  • The courses must be compatible in regards to the modules covered between what the student has studied/is studying and what is taught in the programme applied for  
  • It is highly unlikely that any applicant would be granted transfer entry into the final year of an undergraduate degree

Please note that a transfer is not guaranteed. All transfer applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis. A decision will not be returned until mid- to late August

Students who wish to transfer programmes are encouraged to speak to the relevant Head of the School/Department of the degree they wish to transfer into to discuss the course content/pre-requisites and compatibility of the transfer application. 


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