The transfer assessment is intended to identify whether you and your project have the potential for research at doctoral level and whether completing the thesis within the standard period of study is a reasonable expectation.
Examination process overview
When you're approaching the end of your research degree, there are a few administrative steps you'll need to take to initiate the submission and examination process.
At least three months before you plan to submit your thesis for examination, you must enter for examination by completing the Examination entry workflow in GRAD (sometimes called the “examination entry form” or “Pink form”).
The outcome of the viva (oral examination)
The outcome of the oral examination should normally be given informally to you immediately, but by no later than 24 hours after the viva.
Referral and resubmission for research degrees
If the examiners recommend that your thesis is referred for resubmission, then you'll be required to revise the thesis which may include further research and then resubmit it for re-examination. Some information is set out below but please see our Guidance document for referred PGRs for more detailed information about the referral and resubmission process.