Transfer to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

If you're currently enrolled in a Masters (by Research) or another doctorate, you can apply to transfer your degree to a PhD.

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  • Transferring your degree only applies to students wishing to move from Masters (by Research) or other doctorates to a PhD.
  • It's best that you apply within the first six to 12 months of candidature.
  • Whenever you transfer or convert from one graduate research degree to another, it is considered a continuation of your studies, and any candidature time you have already completed will be credited in your new course.

Transfer to another degree (not a PhD)

If you're seeking to transfer your degree from PhD to MPhil or another research doctorate or from MPhil to Masters (by Research), see transferring your degree.

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