Continuation to PhD
Continuation to the PhD is regulated through a PhD admissions process during the MPhil year. Application for PhD continuation must be completed by the end of the first term of the MPhil year. The applicants will be interviewed by a panel of faculty members early in the second term. The PhD admissions committee will make PhD continuation decisions on the basis of the interview report, the strength of the overall application, with particular weight on academic reference letters, the performance in the Michaelmas Term MPhil courses, and the fit of the student's research interest with faculty expertise. Students will receive confirmation of a PhD offer in February. All continuing PhD students are fully funded. PhD offers are usually conditional on the final performance on the MPhil.