Transfer to doctoral study

To progress to doctoral study PGRs must pass transfer

All PGRs studying for a doctoral award (PhD) will initially register for either provisional doctoral study or as a postgraduate researcher (if studying for an integrated taught / PhD award). 

They will be required to undertake a formal transfer assessment within a specified timescale.  If successful in this assessment, they will be transferred to doctoral study.

The transfer assessment is intended to identify:

  • whether the PGR and their project have the potential for research at doctoral level
  • whether it is achievable for the PGR to complete their thesis within the standard period of study for their programme

Detailed information for the Transfer Panel, Directors of PGR Studies and PGR Administrators is available.

Arrangements for PGRs commencing study after 01 September 2018

Arrangements for PGRs commencing study before 01 September 2018