Students studying, researching

The Doctoral College

The Doctoral College was established in 2013/14. All of our postgraduate research students studying in the UK or with our partners abroad, part-time or full-time, belong to both their Faculty and the Doctoral College.

The Doctoral College is managed through the Research Policy Unit and uses the combined expertise in the Research Hub to deliver its mission. There is dedicated administrative support that provides a central contact point for staff and PGR students.

The Doctoral College:

  • Coordinates and delivers a comprehensive programme of research training including Research Skills Development Workshops for research students and the Research Supervisors Development Programme (RSDP) for research supervisors

  • Builds an overarching and vibrant research community that unites and supports all research students

  • Contributes to the development of early research staff e.g. The Early Researcher Award Scheme (ERAS)

  • Coordinates research student representation

  • Organises research events and conferences


The Research Degree Regulations and accompanying handbooks can be found on the University's Academic Regulations webpage.