MPhil/PhD Registration Periods

The minimum and maximum registration periods for the degrees of MPhil and PhD are:


The maximum registration periods with the possibility of transfer to PhD:

MPhil, full-time – two academic years

MPhil, part-time – four academic years

MPhil/PhD, full-time – four academic years

MPhil/PhD, part-time – eight academic years


The maximum registration periods (including time in MPhil mode):

Full-time – four academic years
Part-time – eight academic years

If you are prevented because of ill health or other circumstances from making progress with the programme of research, the registration may be suspended with the agreement of the Academic Board for Concessions and Discipline but not usually for more than one year at a time.