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About Queen Mary's Doctoral College

The Doctoral College is here to support the life-cycle of Postgraduate Research Degrees at Queen Mary by working with both postgraduate research students and staff to support a thriving research community.

The Doctoral College works with schools, institutes and academic services across Queen Mary to oversee the recruitment and admission, training and development, academic progression and examination of Queen Mary’s PGR students. 

For Students 

Queen Mary has an innovative and vibrant research community in which all our PGR students play an important part. The Doctoral College enhances the postgraduate research student experience by cultivating a lively and innovative cross- and inter-disciplinary community of researchers. We work in partnership with academic Schools and Institutes, Queen Mary’s Research Council funded Doctoral Training Centres and Doctoral Training Partnerships, the Research Degrees Office, the Student Union, the Careers and Enterprise team, the Researcher Development team and numerous other parts of the College to ensure you enjoy the best possible environment in which to conduct your research. We ensure that the wide range of opportunities and services you will want to draw upon connect up: so helping you make the most of the opportunities available to you at Queen Mary.

The Doctoral College provides a number of events and activities of its own tailored specifically to PGR students – including a college wide induction for all new students, cohort training days, and an annual Graduate Festival – designed to further develop your research skills, foster conversations and collaborations between our research students and staff, and promote a cohesive and supportive PGR community. 

Through all of these activities the Doctoral College aims to ensure the highest possible standards of research support and training for all of our PGR students, promoting cutting edge doctoral research and ensuring our students are equipped with the skills they need to become successful independent researchers, whether in academia or beyond, when they leave Queen Mary

For Staff and Supervisors

The Doctoral college provides PGR supervision training that all staff are expected to complete before they supervise postgraduate research students. Queen Mary also expects staff to attend ‘top-up training’ every two years.

In addition to staff training the Doctoral College endeavours to support a flourishing research community across all campuses at Queen Mary. We do this by supporting staff and student initiatives, overseeing the Postgraduate Research Fund and the Doctoral College Initiative Fund, supporting Research Council Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have an enquiry or would like some more information about postgraduate research or supervision at Queen Mary.

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