Change to Qualification

Candidates transferring to or from a Master of Philosophy

In certain circumstances, candidates enrolled in a Master of Philosophy degree may be permitted to transfer their studies to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. A transfer can only take place after a minimum of six months full-time or twelve months part-time study.  The transfer may only occur if it is supported in writing by the candidate's supervisor(s) and approved by the Chair of Department/Head of School as well as the Associate Dean (Postgraduate).

Candidates enrolled for a PhD degree or for Part 2 of an EdD or SJD may apply to the Postgraduate Research Committee to transfer to an MPhil at any time prior to submission of the thesis.  It is also possible for candidates enrolled in Part 2 of an EdD or SJD to apply to transfer to a Master's degree in their specialist area