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.
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.
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, you can 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.
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