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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:

A rich, vibrant research environment

A rich, vibrant research environment

The Ulster University Doctoral College is a rich, vibrant research environment with outstanding resources, facilities, training and support for PhD researchers and early career researchers.

We offer a wide range of postgraduate opportunities, across all disciplines, including fully funded scholarship options available for both home and international students.

Our PhD researchers benefit from a bespoke Researcher Development Programme designed to support the development of both research capacity and professional transferable skills.

The Doctoral College support students through:

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.

HEBCI 2014/15

Top 23% of UK Universities

For the total income generated from its interactions with business and the community.

HEBCI 2014/15