Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Courses & events

Information on our training courses and events for doctoral researchers, including course details, eligibility, and how to book.

A–Z Course list

The course directory provides a list of all face-to-face courses run for doctoral researchers by the IAD.

Humanities & Social Science

Training courses for PhD researchers in the College of Humanities & Social Science. Topics: research planning; professional development; academic writing and communication.

Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Training courses for PhD researchers in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine. Topics: research planning; professional development; academic writing and communication.

Science & Engineering

Training courses for PhD researchers in the College of Science & Engineering. Topics: research planning; professional development; academic writing and communication.

Training information

Course eligibility, booking and cancelling instructions, and contact information for the IAD researcher development team.

Online courses

PhD student online training courses (topics include statistics; imaging; academic writing; and data management). Some you can do any time, and others run at specific times of the year.

Business & enterprise

Develop entrepreneurial and business skills with our training and support package.

Edinburgh Local GRADSchool

The Edinburgh local GRADschool is an experiential 3-day non-residential learning course, designed for doctoral researchers in the last 18 months of their PhD, aiming to raise participants’ awareness of their personal and professional transferable skills.

Compass

The International COMPASS Programme is a series orientation courses and events for international postgraduates about study in Scotland.

Tutors and Demonstrators

To supplement School-based support, we provide generic support designed for all tutors and demonstrators across the University.