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Doctoral College

We support and enrich the experience of our doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study.

Doctoral applicants: find out about our programmes of study, funding and how to apply

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Doctoral College Events and Activities

There are many ways for you to get involved with your research community. Sign up to an event, organise one of your own or engage virtually with us on social media.


Virtual Writing Wednesdays

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Find out how our weekly virtual writing sessions can keep you motivated, reduce your levels of procrastination and help you achieve your writing goals.

Doctoral Exchange

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Find out more about the Doctoral Exchange series organised by the Doctoral College to help connect doctoral researchers with others to share their experiences.

Slice of Research

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Find out more about our seminar series, Slice of Research, organised by the Doctoral College to help doctoral students share their research with others.


Online Social Activities

Organise a doctoral online social event for other students and receive up to £50 in a voucher as a thank you from the Doctoral College.

Get Involved

The Doctoral College facilitates a range of activities such as our Doctoral Recognition Awards and the Peer Mentoring scheme.


Professional development


Gaining transferable skills can enhance your future career prospects. Read about the difference it makes, find out how to get started and book onto a DoctoralSkills course.

Find out more about professional development
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Support for doctoral students


We understand that doing a research degree is a significant undertaking and can be challenging. We have a range of support on offer for our current students. For example:

  • academic advice
  • wellbeing and counselling support
  • disability advice
  • money advice
Find out how you can access advice and support
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Guidance and Resources

Information to help research students and members of staff.


Doctoral College Handbook 2020-21

The latest edition of our Handbook: all you need to know about beginning your doctorate, making the most of your studies and the support available to you.

Doctoral Induction

Guidance and information for doctoral students, studying for a PhD, Integrated PhD or Professional Doctorate.


Your community

Read about the experiences of our doctoral researchers and staff.



Our University ranking

Highly ranked in independent league tables, we’re a University that's well-placed to help you succeed.


About Us

We support and enrich the experience of doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy for doctoral study.

We support recruitment to doctoral study programmes, manage student and programme administration, provide professional skills development and help students to feel supported, from enquiry through to graduation, wherever and however they choose to study.

Learn more about our teams.


10 West, Level 3 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

You can contact someone in the Doctoral College during office hours. Get in touch or come and see us in 10 West for advice and support.