College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Postgraduate Research Student Office

Information about the Postgraduate Research Student Office


Updated 15/09.2021 The CAHSS Reception is now open at 57 George Square, however  the PGR Student Office staff are operating in a hybrid pattern and may still be working remotely. Students should not visit unless they have a pre-arranged appointment. Please email for assistance on any PGR matter. With immediate effect 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. 

We realise this has been a worrying time for students however 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 assist as best possible.

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:

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.


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.