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Academic Registry and Council Secretariat

Information for Research Degree Students


The Research Degrees Office on Mile End Campus is open for limited services requiring an in-person appointment between 11.00 am to 3.00 pm Monday to Friday (for example new ID cards for current students).

Please email to make an appointment.

Due to Covid-19 precautions meetings are by appointment only.
We cannot offer drop-in meetings.

We are able to assist online between 10am and 4pm. Staff are working in the office and remotely on a rota basis. We can arrange a phonecall or an MS Teams meeting if appropriate.

Please email to ask us a question.

Our webpages provide lots of information about research degrees processes.
Please also see the FAQs for research students and staff working with you relating to the Covid-19 situation at the Doctoral College site

The Research Degrees Office is in Room 2.13, Second Floor, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus. 

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 and the Code of Practice 2019/20 [PDF 424KB]. 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 Researcher Development Team, Careers & EnterpriseLibrary and Students' Union.
You can also find out more about funding opportunities.

Continuing students must re-enrol at the beginning of each new academic year. If you have submitted your thesis and/or are making your corrections you are still a student and must be fully enrolled so that we can award you.

Visit the Research Degrees Office or contact a member of staff

Applying for Research Degrees



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


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


After the viva: award and graduation

Withdraw from Queen Mary

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