UCL Ear Institute


Typical timetable for full-time PhD student (3 Year)

By 1 month

Research Log activated

Field of Study agreed

Assignment of Supervisors

Timetable for supervisory meetings and progress reports

Before 3 months

Agreement of thesis work plan, research method and timetable

Agreement of and attendance at Skills Development Programme and arrangements made for any further required study

6 months
Research Log updated with progress report
12 months

Agreement of programme for second year of study

Writing of upgrade report and upgrade viva takes place

Transfer of registration from MPhil to PhD (between 9–18 months, but as

early as reasonable).

24 months

Submission and assessment of second year progress report on research log

Agreement of thesis structure and strict timetable

for thesis writing

30 months (not less than 4 months before expected date of submission

Submit entry for examination form

Submit nomination of examiners form

36-48 months

Complete Research Log

Transfer to Completing Research Student status (if necessary) Submission of thesis