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This form can be used to help prepare you for your transfer of status. The questions are designed to help you reflect on the criteria your assessors will be considering for your transfer examination.



Is there potential for your proposed work to make a ‘significant and substantial contribution’ to your field of study (DPhil) or a ‘worthwhile contribution’ (MSc(R)? (provide a brief explanation) 


What background knowledge/familiarity do you have with the literature that has already been published in your agreed/proposed area of research? 


Do you think that your proposed work is novel and original? 


Consider the work you have produced/completed to date and how confident you are with it? 


Think about your ideas/plans for future work, do you understand what your next steps are (including any timescales for ongoing work)?


Do you think you have all the resources you need in place, e.g. equipment and funding for relevant fieldwork etc.? 


Are you working appropriately toward becoming independent in your research? 


In what period do you anticipate completing your DPhil / MSc(R)?  Do you have enough funding to cover this period? Do you or your supervisor have any concerns about your funding? 


Are there any factors that might threaten/impact on the successful completion of your work/research? 


What academic training have you attended/identified? What further training might you need? 


What training have you undertaken in relation to your broader career, e.g. professional development courses?