Funded Extensions

As per the ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide, UBEL can offer extensions to funding end dates for the following reasons:

Funded extensions for caring responsibilities are not possible and ESRC recommend a transfer to part time enrolment or a suspension of study in this instance.

If anything is unclear or requires further discussion please e-mail

Extensions for students impacted by Covid-19

UBEL is not in receipt of any additional funding sources but has some flexibility to use the existing UBEL grant to cover funded extensions. However, the DTP is expected to follow ESRC guidance with regards to offering additional time to those impacted by Covid-19.

Any requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis by UBEL management in line with ESRC and institutional regulations.

If there are any queries regarding extensions, please contact in the first instance.