UCL Doctoral School


Doctoral Journey

Welcome to the Doctoral Journey. This is your complete roadmap for successfully navigating your UCL research degree. Discover invaluable insights and essential resources to ensure a fulfilling academic experience.
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Step 1: Getting Your Offer

Secure your offer, understand financial support, and essential visa information. 

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Step 2: Registration and enrolment

Pre-enrolment, UCL ID card, and essential services - your vital steps for a smooth start.

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Step 3: First Steps

Navigate essential research training: Fire Safety, Data Protection, Diversity, and more.

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Step 4: Getting to know UCL

Explore UCL's study spaces, library access, student life, and essential IT services.

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Step 5: During Your Programme

Navigate your research journey with meetings, reviews, and thesis committees.

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Step 6: Progression and Upgrade Process

Upgrade from MPhil to PhD with these steps and set a clear target date for transition.

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Step 7: Successful Completion

Submitting your thesis is an online process. Prepare for your viva with our guidance.