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If you are a UWA Higher Degree by Research student and you have not yet been awarded the degree for which you applied, you can be considered for an upgrade or downgrade of your course upon application.

Students from other tertiary institutions with an incomplete Masters by Research course can also lodge an application for entry to a PhD.

All students applying to upgrade will be treated as new applicants. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application, up to 6 weeks after you submit your forms.

Upgrade

If you are a UWA student enrolled in a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), you may apply for an upgrade to PhD candidature.

  • Normally an application to upgrade is lodged 6-12 months after commencement but an application may be lodged at any time during your MPhil candidature
  • If your application is successful any candidature time consumed in your MPhil course will be included as part of the maximum candidature time (four years full-time equivalent) of the PhD


Students from other tertiary institutions with an incomplete Masters by Research course can also lodge an application for entry to a PhD.

All students applying to upgrade will be treated as new applicants and will need to include details of the proposed research.


Downgrade

If you are a UWA student enrolled in a PhD, you can apply to a downgrade to a MPhil.

  • PhD students who wish to downgrade to a MPhil candidature should contact the Graduate Research School before submitting an application form.