All forms must be submitted to the Doctoral School Section, Registry and may require written confirmation from Supervisors, Associate Dean for Research, and/or Financial Sponsors
- Upgrade Form (Transfer from MPhil to PhD) and Ethics Checklist (msword; 86kb) doctoral researchers must complete the form and the research ethics checklist in consultation with their supervisor, and then submit the form with their upgrade paper. Supervisors are to submit the completed form to the Doctoral School Section, Registry following the upgrade examination. If you have checked YES to any of the questions on the research ethics checklist within the Upgrade Form you will require second stage ethical approval. Please follow the procedure found on the Research Ethics pages.
- Fieldwork Application (msword; 56kb) or Fieldwork Application (pdf; 26kb) - all doctoral researchers wishing to undergo overseas fieldwork must submit a completed Fieldwork Application form. Please note that students going on fieldwork must read the SOAS Travel Insurance information found on MySOAS and check the country briefing documents on Moodle as they are updated.
- Extension of Writing-Up (Continuation) Status (msword; 82kb) or Extension of Writing-Up (Continuation) Status (pdf; 55kb) - form to be submitted to confirm eligibility for the reduced fee in the Extension year (normally the optional fourth year of full-time PhD study).
- Interruption of Study (msword; 58kb) or Interruption of Study (pdf; 52kb)
- Part-time Declaration (msword; 59kb) or Part-time Declaration (pdf; 27kb) - for changes from full-time to part-time.
- Withdrawal (msword; 65kb) or Withdrawal (pdf; 28kb) - to be submitted following careful consultation with the Doctoral School Section and Supervisor
- PGR - CAS Application (msword; 61kb) - to be submitted to apply for a standard Tier 4 visa extension
- Training Needs Analysis (msword; 558kb) - a copy to be submitted to your Research Tutor by the end of October of each year of study.
- Applications for Extensions - It should be noted that it is important for PhD candidates to submit within the deadline. However, the School also recognizes the differing nature of individual research degrees and approved a procedure by which students may apply for a suspension of regulations to allow a short period of continued enrolment beyond the 48 month deadline (84 months for part-time). Applications must be made in writing to the Doctoral School Section, Registry or by email to email@example.com and will be considered by the relevant Associate Dean (Research) on behalf of the School. You are advised to apply for an extension well in advance of your submission deadline.
If you require advice on any form submission or completion please contact the Doctoral School Section directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.