Information for current postgraduates

PhD students

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


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Information for current PhD students and academic support within History, Classics and Archaeology.

Where can I get help?

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How to get in touch with a range of services.


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Information about your supervision within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

PhD handbook

The PhD handbook contains lots of useful information you'll find helpful during the duration of your time with us.

PhD Road Map

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Milestones for PhD students in History, Classics and Archaeology.

Annual reviews

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

Thesis submission and Viva

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


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

Graduate School community, representation and events

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We have a vibrant academic postgraduate community within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and there are many opportunities to get involved.

Resources and facilities

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

Research training and professional development

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Successful completion of a research degree involves a balance between the pursuit of your own research project, and training in the skills which enable you to become a more effective scholar, both now and in the future.


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The University is home to an advanced careers service which aims to make a meaningful contribution to the experience of every student. Students from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology have gone on to pursue a wide-ranging variety of careers.

Equality and diversity

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Information about the School's commitment to maintaining its reputation for equality and diversity.

PhD students working as tutors and demonstrators

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Information for PhD students who are currently working as tutors and demonstrators or interested in applying for tutor and demonstrator roles in the University.

PhD student profiles

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We have a large and diverse body of PhD students.