It is the general policy that all postgraduate students register for an MSc degree. Supervisors and thesis committees may approve the transfer of a student from an MSc to a PhD during the second year (typically around 15 months). This is subject to satisfactory progress and adequate funding being available. The postgraduate student must apply to transfer – this does not automatically happen and the supervisor cannot apply for the student. Please click form for a link to the Change in Registration form on the UCC Graduate Studies website.