The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis



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.