I successfully passed my PhD mock viva since July 2017 and have been waiting for my Uni to fix a date for my final viva. However my Uni appears to be slow in doing this. I got an offer for a DBA course that will be starting this month. Can I apply for a tier 4 visa from within the UK? Bear in mind that if not for the delay from my Uni, I would have done my viva and obtained my award by now.
Please kindly advise.

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Dear Sirs/Madam, unfortunately, your eligibility to extend your Tier 4 from within the UK will factor on a number of different issues including proof of academic progression.  One of our legal advisors who specialise in Tier 4 visas shall contact you shortly to discuss your query further. 

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