What is the Doctoral College?

The University of Edinburgh Doctoral College is a coordinating structure for all postgraduate researchers, supervisors and relevant staff at the university, designed to enhance and support the postgraduate student experience. 

For information and resources for research staff, please see the Research Staff Pages:  https://www.ed.ac.uk/researchers


A Doctoral College Welcome Event for all Postgraduate Researchers was held on 12th September 2023. A recording of this event is available to watch here - https://edin.ac/3PIYbYv 


A Town Hall Event for all Postgraduate Researchers ran on the 23rd January 2024 - A recording of this event is available to watch here - Recording


PhD stories

Our extraordinary PhD students come from all walks of life and all backgrounds. In this collection of short videos, some of them share their experiences -  PhD Stories


The purpose of the Doctoral College, our vision and strategic objectives.


About the Doctoral College leadership and management structure, and the wider Doctoral College team.

Information about professional, careers and personal development training and opportunities for UoE PGR students.

Information on student representation, wellbeing services and opportunities for engagement.

Information and guidance for staff who supervise research students.

Information on funded PhD training programmes and support for directors and administrators of these programmes.