About the Doctoral College
World-Class Research Environment
The Doctoral College aims to
Attract the highest calibre PhD researchers, ensure that you receive consistently excellent research training, disseminate your research findings in appropriate outlets, graduate within appropriate timescales and gain postgraduate level employment which utilises your research skills, subject expertise or both.
The Doc @ Ulster University
To facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and to help you engage with other researchers, the Doctoral College has established dedicated social spaces for your use on each campus:
|Jordanstown||Room 18D06, Commercial Block|
A rich, vibrant research environment
The Doctoral College support students through:
- Consistently excellent support from supervisors with relevant expertise
- Provision of a comprehensive Researcher Development Programme, consisting of workshops, online training and other development opportunities.
- Bespoke PhD researcher hubs providing social and meeting space on each campus
- The establishment of the PhD Annual Conference, Doctoral Forum and other initiatives designed to encourage an interdisciplinary approach
- Rich and inclusive research culture and environment
Top 10 University
For Built Environment, Biomedical Sciences, Art & Design and Nursing Research.
Research power: REF 2014
Top 5 University
For world-leading research in Law, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Art & Design.
Research outputs: REF 2014
Top 10 University
For an internationally excellent, world-leading research environment in Nursing & Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Architecture and the Built Environment, Law, Art & Design.
Research environment: REF 2014
Top 10 UK University
For its number of interactions with SMEs.
Top 23% of UK Universities
For the total income generated from its interactions with business and the community.
The PhD training programme and regular supervision contacts have provided the direction and support necessary to ensure that I deliver a quality thesis in a timely manner.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working at Ulster University and feel it has put me in a better position to sustain a full time career as an artist and academic in the years to come.
Throughout my PhD I’ve been provided with continuous support and guidance by my supervisors and the staff at the University.
I’ve also received many opportunities to further enhance my professional development in the form of teaching experience and presenting my work at conferences which will aid in my pursuit of a career in academia or industry.
For me, completing a PhD at Ulster University was transformative.
A PhD trains you to think differently. It acted as a springboard to my career path, greatly developing both my analytical and personal skills.
The quality and dedication of my supervision remains unrivalled. My experience opened the door to amazing opportunities.
I can honestly say that doing a PhD at Ulster University has been a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable learning experience.
I’ve learned so much about myself whilst developing my skills as a researcher and it’s opened up so many other additional opportunities and new networks.
As a practitioner for many years it’s refreshing to have an opportunity to get involved in a piece of work which offers the potential to make a contribution to both theory and practice. It’s a lot of hard work but so worth the rewards. I’d recommend it to anyone prepared to commit to it.