Doing a doctorate

Although the practicalities of doing a doctorate differ to some extent by discipline and institution, these pages give general advice on various aspects of doing and doctorate and how to access further support and guidance. Refer to your institution for specific guidance on the requirements for your doctoral programme.

New: Focus on starting your PhD.

Resources and support for disabled researchers

Advice, case studies and resources for disabled researchers and those managing disabled researchers.

Understanding disability in the context of research

Why do a doctorate? Practical consideration of doing a doctorate if you are disabled (CONTENT UNDER DEVELOPMENT)

Guidance for disabled researchers Advice and resources to assist disabled researchers doing research or undertaking a doctorate (CONTENT UNDER DEVELOPMENT).

Supporting disabled researchers Resources for supervisors and research managers to support disabled researchers (CONTENT UNDER DEVELOPMENT).

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Your professional development

Your professional development

Why focus on professional development

UK Three Minute Thesis competition public engagement in research

Manage your career - if you don't do it, nobody will

Vitae RDF Planner , our online app to help researchers plan their professional development