Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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 (Becky Kraszewski): call +44 (0)1245 684920 or email [email protected]