Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Upgrading from M.Phil. to Ph.D. - The Transfer Phase

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION Transferring one’s registration from M.Phil. to Ph.D. status is not simply an administrative procedure. This stage of the doctoral journey is a formal assessment and should be considered an opportunity for doctoral candidates to share and discuss the research being undertaken with colleagues and experienced academic members of staff in order to obtain feedback and constructive critical insights. This workshop will focus on the students’ preparations as well as the ad hoc committees’ expectations with regard to documentation and oral presentation.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be:

- aware of salient components which need to be included in the documentation to be submitted for formal assessment;
- aware of a range of communication skills (written and oral) which can be drawn upon to support and clarify the submitted products;
- familiar with the criteria used when examining work in progress;
- more cognisant of the role of the ad hoc committee;
- better informed of the administrative processes involved.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This workshop is being offered to students who are looking to transfer from an M.Phil. to a Ph.D. degree.

Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 5 Nov 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Date: 25 Feb 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Simon G. Fabri (Co-ord.)
Valerie Sollars

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