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10. Pursuance of Candidature

10.1 All candidates shall pursue their studies wholly under the control of the University and shall carry out such work, other than fieldwork, at the University except as provided in Regulations 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 below.

10.2 If fieldwork involves continuous absence from the University of more than three months, the permission of the Associate Dean (Research) and/or RTSC is required before it is commenced.

10.3 The RTSC, on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Research) and the Principal Supervisor, may permit a candidate to undertake research activities at another institution or centre in part fulfilment of these Regulations.

Where permission to undertake research activities at another institution or centre is given by the Associate Dean (Research) and/or RTSC, the candidate must maintain adequate and regular contact with his/her Supervisors and must submit such progress reports as may be required by them, the Associate Dean (Research) or the RTSC.

10.4 A candidate who has completed the minimum period of candidature of twelve months may apply for permission to complete candidature away from the University. If the Associate Dean (Research) and/or RTSC, on the recommendation of the Head of School and Principal Supervisor, is satisfied that the candidate has made substantial progress towards the completion of the degree requirements, it may permit the candidate to complete candidature under such conditions as it determines.

10.5 Candidates who have been approved by the Associate Dean (Research) and/or RTSC to undertake research activities or to complete the degree requirements away from the University shall remain subject to the relevant University Regulations and any fees which may be applicable at the time.

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