Progression Administration

Research Students’ Registration Form and Guidelines

All enrolled research degree students are required to submit an application to register for a research degree to the Graduate School Office for the faculty to consider.

The deadlines for submitting this form are:

  • Full-time students: within six months of enrolment
  • Part-time students: within 12 months of enrolment

It is essential that all research students consult with their supervisory team while completing the form.

Please note: you will need to ensure your application is submitted within the time period specified above, otherwise your registration may be terminated.

In addition, you need to apply to the faculty for ethical approval, please refer to the guidelines outlined here.

You will find guidance on how to prepare the form in myResearch under form GSOCM_REG1 in your "progression tab".

Guidelines for Formal Progression Within the Doctoral Researcher Programme

All students enrolled on the Doctoral Researcher Programme need to apply for Formal review progression to PhD registration.  Generally this coincides with the stage of research where there has been time to conduct an in-depth literature review of the subject area and where initial  work for the body of research has been undertaken and use has been made of the chosen research methodology or approach.

The specific timing and format of the formal review process depends on your starting date and mode of study (full-time or part-time). You will be required to provide a report on your progress to date and a detailed outline of your proposed research goals and methods. This will be assessed by a member of academic staff who is not part of your supervisory team and who will give their judgment on the likelihood of you successfully completing the PhD programme.

To complete the formal review process, forms and supporting guidence documentation can be found in myResearch under form GSOCM_FR in your "progression tab".

Additional Research Student Forms

Depending on your individual circumstances you may need to complete additional forms.  The following can be accessed through myResearch:

  • Annual review form
  • Change in supervision team
  • Change of mode of study
  • Extension of period of registration
  • Interruption of registration
  • Interruption of enrolment (during probation period)
  • Letter/ATAS request form 
  • Thesis submission
  • Withdrawal of registration

Please contact the Graduate School Office if you have any queries concerning your progression milestones. 

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