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Changes to policy and curriculum

Conditions of Registration for Postgraduate Research Students (2019/20)

Warning: the content within this page reflects the information available to students in the 2019/20 academic year. As such, this information may no longer be factually accurate.

In May 2020, The Open University updated the Conditions of Registration for Post Graduate students effective from August 2019. These changes will affect students who register for postgraduate research qualifications that start in the 2019/20 academic year (with start dates between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020).

The changes made

  1. Rewording of section A2 in line with changing practice in sector and to assist in removing barriers for students with legal restrictions and conditions, as well as upholding our safeguarding responsibilities.
  2. Clarification added to paragraph B3.3 to confirm that checks to ensure the correct fee has been paid may be made at any time, including beyond programme start.
  3. Addition of Channel Islands to Ap1.5 to clarify that students who are prisoners and are resident on the Channel Islands are able to study with us.

Please talk to your Student Support Team if you need any further information. You can find out how to contact them on Contact the OU.