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MPhil/PhD Registration Periods

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

MPhil

  • Full-time minimum registration period two academic years*
  • Full-time maximum registration period three academic years
  • Part-time minimum registration period four academic years
  • Part-time maximum registration period six academic years

*MPhil candidates can apply for examination for their award at a minimum of one year full-time registration in exceptional circumstances. Submission for examination at the end of year 1 requires approval by ABCD.

Transfer from MPhil to PhD 

  • Full-time minimum registration period three academic years, of which at least one year should be PhD registration
  • Full-time maximum registration period four academic years, of which at least two years should be PhD registration inclusive of Continuation Status
  • Part-time minimum registration period six academic years of which four years should be PhD registration
  • Part-time maximum registration period eight academic years of which at least six years should be PhD registration inclusive of Continuation Status.