Academic Services

Tutors and demonstrators

Policy for the Recruitment, Support and Development of Tutors and Demonstrators and frequently asked questions.

Working during your studies

Full-time postgraduate research students should note that they will be employed by the University for no more than an average of 9 hours per week across the academic year. It is recommended that postgraduate research students apply this limit to employment outside the University. 

Set out below are frequently asked questions on how the limit is applied.

The average 9-hour limit

How the average 9-hour limit to employment is calculated and applied to full-time postgraduate research students.

Tier 4 study visas

In addition to the average 9-hour limit to employment applied by the University, students on Tier 4 visas studying at degree level and above are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours in any given week during their studies.

Studentship and scholarship students

Information on the application of the average 9-hour limit to employment for postgraduate research students who receive funding for their studies.

Further information

Discussing part-time employment with your supervisor and whom to contact for further information.