Graduate School

PhD and MPhil students

Support for students working on a PhD or MPhil programme is an important part of the academic environment.


Handbook for PhD and MPhil students in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Where can I get help

How to get in touch with a range of services.


The following are extracts from A Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students, June 2014

Annual reviews

The progress of postgraduate research students must be reviewed for each year of the programme. Progress is assessed at nine to 12 month intervals until thesis submission.

Thesis submission and Viva

What you have to do when you are ready to be examined


Information on applying for Interruptions of Study, Extensions and Leave of Absence.

Conference grants

If you are presenting a paper at a conference you may be eligible for help with funding.

Graduate School community

We have a vibrant academic postgraduate community within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and there are many opportunities to get involved.


As a postgraduate in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures you will have access to a variety of School, College and University facilities as well as many within the city of Edinburgh.

Study Abroad

Information for any student undertaking a period of study abroad.

PhD student profiles

We have a large and diverse body of PhD students. Profiles for some of them are listed here.

Related Links

Careers Advice for PhD students

Skills development support

Research Ethics Policy and Procedures