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The Doctoral College at Ulster

Enhancing and supporting the PhD researcher experience.

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Doctoral College Updates

Get all the latest Doctoral College news and updates, including current trends, international reports and student initiatives

Watch Video - Kieran O'Donnell PhD

Kieran O'Donnell PhD

Kieran talks about his research area, his early impressions of the Doctoral College at Ulster University and how it supports his research experience at Ulster, and shares his future career ambitions.

20 December 2017
Watch Video - Launch of the Doctoral College

Launch of the Doctoral College

Current PhD researchers and an alumnus shared their experiences, career development and the social impact of their work at the launch of the Doctoral College.

15 November 2017
Watch Video - Adrian Johnston PhD

Adrian Johnston PhD

Adrian Johnston, Senior Engineering Manager of Analytics, Seagate Technology PLC talks about his PhD in Informatics at Ulster University

2 November 2017

Researcher Development Programme

Upcoming workshops for Ulster PhD students - View the Researcher Development Programme

Engagement, Influence and Impact

Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGTA)

Thu 18 Jan, 10:00AM - 15:00PM

Location: Jordanstown campus

Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

Systematic Literature Searching

Fri 19 Jan, 10:00AM - 13:00PM

Location: Coleraine campus

Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities

Statistical Package for Social Science — SPSS: An Introduction

Mon 22 Jan, 10:00AM - 17:00PM

Location: Jordanstown campus

Research Governance and Organisation

Research Governance and Ethics Clinics

Mon 29 Jan, 10:00AM - 13:00PM

Location: Magee campus


REF 2021 - Research Excellence Framework

The four UK higher education funding bodies allocate around £2 billion per year of quality-related research funding to UK universities with the aim of supporting a dynamic and internationally competitive UK research sector.

REF2021 - Read more

International Students

International Students

Information for overseas students studying at Ulster

Student Monitoring

Immigration monitoring information for all overseas students

Doctorate Extension Scheme

Information on the Doctorate Extension Scheme for Tier 4 visa holders

Visa Extensions

Information for Tier 4 visa holders wishing to extend their visa to complete their research studies

Resources for Researchers & Staff

Here are a variety of topics about which researchers & staff regularly seek information

Handbooks and Policies

The University has prepared several publications, handbooks and documents to help guide research students through their degree programmes.


Information on the various forms and processes involved with research study at Ulster

Researcher Development Programme

This programme consists of workshops, specialist skills sessions, online courses, PhD researcher initiatives and personal development activities


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