Postgraduate Rebecca Humphries & Georgia Sykes walking by HUBS Wharfe Building

Doctoral College

The Doctoral College provides dedicated support to postgraduate research students, to supplement the discipline-specific provision you receive from your subject. Offering skills development opportunities, dedicated facilities and our pioneering Postgraduate Training Scheme, the School is here to help you achieve your potential throughout your research degree.

Postgraduate research

Today, our commitment to research is stronger than ever. The University of Hull ranks among the top 50 institutions in the UK for ‘research power’ (REF 2014) and our seven research institutes – focusing on health, slavery and emancipation, culture, logistics, the environment, the sea and risk – work together to seek solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing the world.

This interdisciplinary ethos frees academics from conventional approaches and provides a framework for discovery that offers exciting opportunities for students, enriching your academic experience and enhancing your career prospects.

Research programmes Fees and funding Scholarships

Training and development opportunities

Here in the Doctoral College, we offer a supportive and vibrant postgraduate research community where you will benefit from training and development to supplement your subject-specific study. In addition to our unique Postgraduate Training Scheme, we offer drop-in sessions, workshops, master classes, webinars and much more to support and enhance your learning.


Postgraduate Training Scheme

In addition to your degree, students study the Postgraduate Training Scheme. The scheme helps you undertake research effectively, and gain transferable skills which can be used in your future career.

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Skills development programme

Skills development programme

Learn or top-up your skills in a variety of topics including academic writing, speed reading, conference presentations, research skills and more.

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Students in the library

Support groups and forums

The Doctoral College also offers informal opportunities to supplement your learning, including a Skills Development and Social Forum, drop-in support sessions and a writing support group.

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Contact the Doctoral College

Doctoral College team

The team are happy to provide you with advice, information and guidance on a range of postgraduate research study and support related queries. If you have any questions, please get in touch, see details at the bottom of the page..


Contact details for the Graduate School
Name  RoleTelephone  Email
Dr Briony McDonagh Director 01482 465865
Dr Nigel Shaw Administrative Manager 01482 466822
Jackie McAndrew Public Engagement and Postgraduate Research Experience Specialist 01482 466585
Dr Janine Hatter  Programme Leader for Postgraduate Training Scheme 01482 466845
Kirstie Skelton Clarke Postgraduate Research Student Recruitment Specialist 01482 463355
Arlene Goodwin Helpdesk co-ordinator 01482 466844
Alicia Milson   Helpdesk co-ordinator 01482 466844
Dr Karen Turner Helpdesk co-ordinator 01482 466844

Contact us

Doctoral College
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX