Why do a research degree at ARU?

ARU's dedicated Doctoral School supports all our postgraduate researchers to fulfil their potential and become the researchers, innovators and leaders of the future.

As a postgraduate research student at ARU, you'll benefit from:

  • Specialist support and guidance.
  • Access to researcher development courses, workshops, and seminars, including a mandatory core training programme covering research proposals, effective presentations, academic writing, thesis and examination preparation, and research ethics.
  • 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.
  • An annual Students' Research Conference.

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

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: email [email protected]