This article will explain the purpose and process of a Major Review.

The purpose of the Major Review is to confirm your capability to complete satisfactorily a PhD (or) MD thesis. If you are registered for a PhD or MD you need to complete a Major Review to confirm your registration for the award. Students registered and submitting for the award of MPhil, on advice from their First Supervisor, may submit for Major Review if they wish to apply to upgrade to a PhD registration.

You and your First Supervisor will be sent a reminder three months before the deadline date for submission of the Major Review documentation from the Research Section, Research Degrees Team, Student Administration Services, Department of Student and Academic Administration (DSAA) using the email

For further information and details regarding Major Review please see the Research Degree Handbook or contact