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					University of Plymouth
Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology


NOTE: Detailed Programme Specific Regulations just for the Doctor of Clinical
     Psychology Degree are contained in the Definitive Programme Document.

1.    STRUCTURE
      1.1      The duration of the programme is three calendar years full-time or an
               equivalent duration part-time. The maximum period of registration is
               three years longer than the planned duration, subject to an absolute
               maximum of ten years for part-time students; any application for an
               extension to the agreed period of registration must be submitted in
               writing to the Faculty Business Manager (or nominee) for approval.
      1.2      The Study Programme consists of:
               - Teaching Blocks including Research Training (30 weeks)
               - Clinical Placements (111 weeks)
               - Study Periods (15 weeks)
2.    ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS
      The purposes of assessment are i) to assess a student's achievements as
      objectively and reliably as is reasonably possible, ii) to aid learning by
      providing feedback on student performance and iii) to provide a basis for
      recommending successful completion of a part of the programme and for the
      granting of an award.
      Full details of the assessment programme are contained in the Definitive
      Award Documentation.
      2.1      Successful Completion of Doctor of Clinical Psychology Degree
               Successful completion of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Degree is
               defined as passing all of the requirements as specified in the Definitive
               Programme Document.
               In the event of failure of any of the programme requirements the
               Assessment Board will follow the procedures identified in the Definitive
               Programme Document including the possibility of awarding a
               Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology or an MSc Degree in
               Applied Psychology (as appropriate).
               The Award Assessment Board has the option to require a student
               whose extenuating circumstances will prevent the completion of the
               award during the normal period of registration, or have prevented
               her/him from making academic progress in the previous session, to
               interrupt studies or withdraw from the programme.1

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      This regulation is subject to a case conference being held in line with the
      Regulations for Late Coursework and Extenuating Circumstances.


     University of Plymouth Academic Regulations and Notes for Guidance - Taught Programmes (2009/10 Edition)   1
              The Award Assessment Board also has the option to require a student
              who has developed a health or other problem which prevents her/him
              from meeting the learning outcomes of the programme to withdraw from
              the programme. 1
     2.2      Assessment Boards
              The constitution of the Assessment Boards is shown in the definitive
              award documentation.
     2.3      Extenuating Circumstances
              2.3.1 If a student has failed (or failed to sit/submit) all or part of an
                    assessment due to valid extenuating circumstances, the student
                    has a right to sit/submit the assessment as if for the first time 2 3 4
                    in a form and by a date to be determined by the Board. Similarly
                    if the student has passed the assessment but has submitted
                    valid extenuating circumstances which the Board believes may
                    have affected his/her performance, the student has a right to
                    sit/submit as if for the first time.
              2.3.2 If the student is eligible for an award, the Award Assessment
                    Board may make the award but must also offer the student the
                    opportunity to sit/submit the assessments as if for the first time. 3
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              2.3.3 Valid extenuating circumstances enable the Board to exercise
                    discretion in respect of many of the provisions of these
                    Regulations.
     2.4      Appeals Procedure
              Students who wish to appeal against a decision of an Assessment
              Board must follow the University Appeals Procedure.
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     Where a student misses a piece of coursework as a result of valid extenuating
     circumstances, it is possible that the student may be offered the opportunity of a ‘first
     submission’ prior to the Board. Alternatively the module leader may agree that where
     the coursework element is made up of a number of coursework assignments, and
     does not test learning outcomes which are not otherwise tested, it may be
     disregarded in calculating the coursework mark. These actions should be reported to
     the Award Assessment Board.
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     The use of the phrase ‘as if for the first time’ in Section 2.3 should be read as
     meaning that the student will be offered another attempt without penalty, hence if the
     assessment affected by the circumstances was a second/third attempt, the student
     will be offered a sit/submit as if for the second/third time.
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     If the student opts to sit/submit as if for the first time, the mark achieved will stand
     even if it is lower than that originally achieved.
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     Boards would be expected to confer the award for which the student was eligible, but
     the student should also receive a letter confirming that s/he had the right to resit
     specified modules, with a warning of the risk that this could involve, together with a
     deadline (as for appeals) for formal response.


2   University of Plymouth Academic Regulations and Notes for Guidance - Taught Programmes (2009/10 Edition)
      2.5      Dual Registration
               A student may not be registered concurrently on more than one full-
               time programme of study. A student may be registered on more than
               one part-time programme of study, provided the work or credits
               contribute to only one award, unless specifically required or approved
               by the University through the programme approval process.

Approved by the Vice-Chancellor on Behalf of the Academic Board 26 November
1993. Amended September 2000. Minor amendment September 2004, September
2005, October 2006, October 2007, October 2008




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