Postgraduate Taught Students

If you are studying towards a Postgraduate Taught course during term-time, the maximum amount of part-time work you can do is up to 20 hours per week provided that this is stated on your visa. It is important that you are aware of the term dates and vacation periods of your study.

Please note that during the months from June to September you are working on your dissertation, this is not a vacation period for you as you are studying full-time during those months, and are therefore limited to working part-time as stated on your visa until you have submitted your dissertation and no longer have any pending academic commitments. You cannot work fulltime while writing up your dissertation and you must be living in Aberystwyth and nowhere else in the UK. You must attend meetings with your supervior in the months from June to September as failure to do so could jeopardise your visa. You can see what constitutes vacation periods for Postgraduate Taught students at AU on the following link: