College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Postgraduate Research Student Office

Information about the Postgraduate Research Student Office


Update for Students - July 2022 

Welcome to our information pages for PGR students in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

 The PGR Student Office staff are now working in a hybrid pattern. Students should not visit unless they have a pre-arranged appointment. Please email for assistance on any PGR matter. All thesis submissions (examination copy and final award) should be made electronically only. Students should not submit any printed versions, unless there are special arrangements for their specific degree programme (eg Musical Composition). Please see Thesis Submission Guide for details. 

PGR Student Office staff have maintained a full service as best as possible since March 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries and we will continue to assist you as quickly as we can.

Please see our other pages for specific information relating to Thesis submission, Examination and Concessions.

Other Support Services such as Student Disability Office have detailed information to support students:

Student Disability Service | The University of Edinburgh

The Postgraduate Research Student Office support Schools and students with all issues relating to student progression following admission until completion of study.

  • We support the full PGR exam process from thesis submission until graduation.    
  • We provide guidance on and approve all PGR Concessions.    
  • We liaise with Schools on joint/collaborative research programmes. 
  • We administer, award and montior progression for scholarships and studentships for ESRC and AHRC.
  • We provide advice for prospective PhD applicants to the College about sources of funding.    
  • We work with the PG Dean and support the College PG Studies Committee, Exams Committee & Scholarship Committee with representatives on the Research Experience Committee.    
  • We provide Academic and Professional Service Teams with advice on the academic governance relating to PGR study.

We know PGR study can be a difficult time for people and members of the University Community who would like to speak to someone are welcome to contact the Chaplaincy Listening Service which will continue to be available 24/7.

Information for Staff and Current Students

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Information for staff and current students about Postgraduate Research Study. ​

Prospective Research Students

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Information for prospective Research students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.