About the Graduate School

About the Graduate School

All registered postgraduate students in the College of Arts are automatically members of the Graduate School. We welcome and encourage our students to provide feedback and to propose and take a lead on timely initiatives that can be supported by the Graduate School.

The Graduate School aims:

  • to ensure the quality of our postgraduate taught and research programmes.
  • to provide a supportive environment for postgraduate study and research within the College of Arts
  • to facilitate the growth of a vibrant research community involving both staff and students
  • to encourage interdisciplinarity across subject areas within the College and with other colleges of the university
  • to provide relevant research and training opportunities for the academic, personal and professional development of graduate students

In meeting these aims, the Graduate School runs an annual Postgraduate Skills Development Programme. We also work closely with the Careers Service and the University’s Researcher Development unit. We aim to provide relevant and high quality training opportunities to ensure that our postgraduates are appropriately equipped for a range of careers.

The Graduate School delivers and supports a year round programme of events, including our Visiting Speakers Series, the Graduate School Conference, and student-led conferences, symposia, workshops and the award-winning academic journal e-Sharp. Involvement in these activities also provides an invaluable way to further enhance your skills.

The Graduate School manages dedicated Arts postgraduate study space. We also distribute funding to facilitate postgraduate research activities and we support all our students by allocating them an Adviser of Studies.