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Information for Research Degree Students

This page contains essential information on our services and research degree procedures for research degree students. You should read the forms in conjunction with the Academic Regulations for Research Programmes and the Code of Practice for Research Degrees. The requirements for research degrees (MPhil, PhD, MD(Res), DrPS and DClinDent) are set out in Appendix 1 of the Academic Regulations.

All students studying for research degrees are automatically enrolled in the Doctoral College. Please refer to the webpages of the Doctoral College to learn more about the support offered to research degree students by the Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Careers Office, Library and Students Union. You can also find out more about funding opportunities.

Visit the Research Degrees Office or contact a member of staff

Applying for Research Degrees

Enrolment and registration


Request a letter to confirm your student status

Request a replacement ID card (online payment)

Seek ethical approval for your research (for all research involving human participants)

Transfer from MPhil to PhD/MD(Res) (for students who registered before 1st September 2010 only)

Progression (for students who registered after 1st September 2010 only)

Transfer between full-time and part-time status

Request permission to interrupt your studies

Request permission to transfer to writing up status

Request an extension of your thesis submission date

For Tier 4 students only: request a CAS to extend your student visa using MySIS (log-in required)

Nomination of examiners and examination entry

Thesis submission and the viva

Re-entering the examination

After the viva: award and graduation

Withdraw from the College

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