Most students start in the September of each year and begin by taking relevant courses for their research alongside developing their particular interests.
Between 9 and 18 months following enrolment, full-time students “upgrade” from MPhil to PhD status. For part-time students, this take place between 15 and 30 months following enrolment.
The upgrade process requires a presentation to peers and the creation of a detailed written report which demonstrates the importance of the planned research and the key milestones required to achieve it.
MPhil/PhD students should aim to complete their research, submit their thesis and take the final examination within a period of 3 years (full-time) to 5 years (part-time). The minimum period of registration for both degrees is two years for full-time students or three years for part-time students.
At CASA, we place great emphasis on independent study informed by a close working relationship between students and their supervisors. We run a weekly seminar series that offers an important opportunity to hear about the latest research from CASA and beyond, as well as a chance to socialise with other students, academics and researchers.