Transfers of Registration
When you have completed your fieldwork/data collection and are ready to begin writing up your thesis you may be eligible to transfer registration to 'submission pending.' Transferring to submission pending is recognition of the fact that you are at an advanced stage, having completed the research element of your project, and that you no longer require access to facilities to gather data/material. Candidates who transfer to submission pending are eligible for a reduced annual submission pending fee. Please visit the Postgraduate Tuition Fees webpage for further information. If you are funded you should consult with your funding body or sponsor before transferring to submission pending.
Your supervisor and School/ Department/ Institute Director of PGR will need to complete and sign the Transfer to Submission Pending Form before your record can be amended.
*Students who started prior to March 2021 and whose registrations were extended by the university will be in receipt of a period of up to 6 months without fees once they change to submission pending. Following that, fees will be charged at the normal rate until submission of the thesis. Please note that only changing to SP will make the fee free period accessible.
Following your examination, your examiners may make the recommendation that you will be required to resubmit your thesis for re-examination. Your registration will then be transferred to resubmission pending. This status reflects the fact that you have undertaken the examination process once before and that you will be resubmitting your thesis. If you are transferred to resubmission pending you will need to pay the resubmission pending fee and a re-examination fee.
Once you have submitted your thesis your status will show that you are 'results pending'. Should your examiners require that you resubmit your thesis for re-examination then you will be transferred to resubmission pending (see above).
Transfer from MPhil to PhD
If you are registered on the Master in Philosophy degree you may be transferred to the degree of Doctor in Philosophy if your School/ Department/ Institute considers that your progress warrants it. The relevant Ordinance governing your degree should be considered to check if there are time limitations on changing your programme of study. Transfers can be made via the Transfer of Registration Form available on our website, link below.
Transfer from PhD to MPhil
If you are registered on the Doctor in Philosophy degree you may transfer to the degree of Master in Philosophy either at your request (with the support of your supervisor and PGR Director), or where performance on the programme is deemed to be unsatisfactory and/ or it is unlikely that completion to PhD standard will be possible. The relevant Ordinance governing your degree should be considered to check if there are time limitations on changing your programme of study. Transfers can be made via the Transfer of Registration Form available on our website, link below.
Transfer from MD to PhD
If you wish to transfer from MD to PhD you should speak to your Institute Director of PGR.
Transfer from full time to part time (or vice versa)
You should read the Ordinance governing your degree to check if there are time limitations on changing your mode of study. We advise against changing back and forth as it will impact the submission deadline.
Transfer of major code (subject area)
In some circumstances it may be appropriate for you to request a change in your major code. The request for a change of major code must be made by the School/ Institute/ Department into which you would be transferring. Approval must be sought from the Directors of Postgraduate Research in the relevant area(s) using the transfer of major code form.