Doctoral School

Supporting the doctoral candidates of today to become the researchers, innovators and leaders of the future.

Our Doctoral School provides a supportive research environment where all postgraduate research students can excel.

Working with our faculties, we offer advice and support for all our postgraduate researchers. In the Doctoral School, our aim is to make sure that you can fulfill your potential. We do this in a number of ways:

  • support and guidance for all postgraduate research students and supervisors
  • a comprehensive Researcher Development Programme
  • a dedicated gateway to relevant seminars and workshops held in our faculties
  • a programme of cross-faculty lectures and seminars
  • web-based support to help locate funding opportunities for your research programme.

Across our University, we've invested in high-quality postgraduate research facilities. You'll have access to:

  • work and social spaces dedicated to postgraduate research students
  • experienced, research-active supervisors
  • outstanding library and IT facilities, including a huge online collection that you can access 24/7.

Get in touch with the Doctoral School

  • Dean of the Doctoral School (Prof John Gardner): email [email protected]
  • Deputy Director of the Doctoral School (Dr Charlie Nevison): call +44 (0)1245 684489 or +44 (0)1223 698281 or email [email protected]
  • PA to Director of the Doctoral School (Wendy Morse): call +44 (0)1245 684983 or email [email protected]
  • Research Degrees Manager (Tue–Thu) (Lorraine Shotliff): call +44 (0)1245 684909 or email [email protected]
  • Research Degrees Manager (Mon and Fri) (Helen Van Damme): call (0)1245 684961 or email [email protected]
  • Postgraduate Research Admissions (Becky Kraszewski): call +44 (0)1245 684920 or email [email protected]