As a world-leading research institution – QMUL was ranked ninth in the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework and is part of the prestigious Russell Group of British universities - set within one of the world's most diverse and exciting cities, we believe that QMUL offers uniquely stimulating environment in which to undertake your PhD.
PhD study at QMUL
As a PhD student at QMUL, you will be a member of our Doctoral College, an exciting and innovative community of over 1,200 postgraduates pursuing cutting edge research across a wide range of academic disciplines.
The Doctoral College - which from early 2017 will be housed in a new, purpose-built graduate centre on our Mile End campus - oversees the lifecycle of your PhD, supporting you through your application, enrolment, the development of your research, the submission of your thesis, and into the next steps of your career.
Working in partnership with different bodies across the university, the Doctoral College provides PhD students with a wide variety of training and development opportunities, offers advice on funding and gives financial support for research activities, and even hosts a week-long graduate festival each year – the GradFest.
The positive community of the Doctoral College and the collaborative research environment that it fosters make the QMUL PhD student experience rich in opportunities for personal and professional development well beyond your PhD project.
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