Biosciences – Streatham Campus

The upgrade procedure should be started no later than 18 months after initial registration, 36 months for part-time students.

In brief, students will complete and submit a PhD upgrade report.  This 3,000-5,000 word (maximum) document should outline the background to their research within the context of a review of the wider literature, identify the aims and main hypotheses under test, and outline the methodological approaches.  In addition, it should include a presentation of results obtained to date and discussion of the significance of those findings within the wider field.  Finally, it should include a detailed thesis plan giving dates for expected completion of data collection, data analyses, and writing for each chapter.  It is envisaged that the content of this report will constitute one or more chapters in the final thesis.  Supervisor(s) should oversee the scientific content of the report.