Upgrade (Master of Philosophy to Doctor of Philosophy only)


If you are an Master of Philosophy (MPhil) candidate who would like to upgrade to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), you will need to apply for an upgrade through MyUni. As part of application, you will need to demonstrate your suitability for the PhD by submitting:

  • a detailed thesis outline
  • chapter drafts of no less than a total of 35,000 words or equivalent (completed during your MPhil candidature)

If you intend to upgrade from MPhil to PhD, your application should be made prior to the fourth semester (full-time equivalent) of your MPhil candidature.

How To Apply

You can apply to upgrade in MyUni through your Sydney Student portal. You will need to select the MyStudies tab, choose Course Details and click on the appropriate link under Course Transfer. Simply follow the prompts to lodge your application and ensure to upload your supporting documentation when requested.