Upgrade (MPhil to PhD only)

Upgrading from MPhil to PhD is not "automatic" and should not be used to gain extra candidature time.

MPhil candidates seeking an upgrade should demonstrate an ability to conduct research at PhD level by:

  • providing a detailed thesis outline satisfactory to the department
  • providing satisfactory chapter drafts of not less than a total of 35,000 words or
    equivalent (completed during the MPhil candidature)

Normally applications to upgrade from MPhil to PhD should be made prior to the fourth
semester (full-time equivalent) of MPhil candidature.