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MPhil Upgrade - what to know

Research students at UCL are enrolled in an MPhil/PhD programme of study and must upgrade to PhD candidacy. For full time research students, this should occur between 12 and 15 months from enrolment and for part-time students, from 24-30 months. The upgrade process requires a written report to be generated and the recommendations for the written report can be found here. The subsidiary supervisor and another UCL academic, who is not involved with the research project, act as examiners for this upgrade report. The student will have a viva voce with these two examiners and a recommendation for or against upgrade will be made by them to the primary supervisor and graduate tutor. Please remember that the internal UCL assessor for the upgrade cannot be a party to the final thesis viva.


Informal enquiries and general questions, to:

Graduate Tutor

Dr Julie Olszewski

Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 6911
E-mail: j.olszewski @ ucl.ac.uk