Doctoral candidature changes
Learn about some key candidature changes within doctoral programmes.
Changing a doctoral thesis title
You can usually make minor changes to your thesis title without difficulty, for example spellings and rewordings. Changes that represent a change to your research focus may be more complex.
Learn more about changing a doctoral thesis title.
Doctoral supervision changes
In situations where your supervisory team needs to be changed for academic or resourcing-related reasons, the process will be initiated by your current academic head.
Learn more about doctoral supervision changes.
If extenuating circumstances arise during your doctoral degree and you find that you need a little more time, you can apply for an extension of enrolment after your 4th year of enrolment (FTE).
Learn more about doctoral extensions.
You can apply for a suspension of enrolment if extenuating circumstances arise during your doctoral degree and you need a break from study.
Learn more about doctoral suspension.
Off-campus doctoral research
If you wish to undertake research away from campus for between one month to one year, you must get approval in advance.
Learn more about off-campus doctoral research.