Advice & support
Advice and training suggestions aimed at different stages of your PhD, plus useful guidance and contacts.
A selection of online resources and guides for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Edinburgh
Your PhD journey
A quick summary of the different phases of your PhD, and signposting to development support. Includes our PhD Planner to download.
New PhD students
The early stages of your PhD are about finding your feet, working out what you want to achieve and making the best possible start to your postgraduate research.
The main research phase of your PhD is the time to perfect your project management skills and start writing and presenting for the academic community.
Writing up your PhD and Preparing for the Viva
Writing up and submitting your thesis on time should be your priority in your final year, but you should also make time to prepare for your next steps.
Codes of Practice and regulations
It is important you read the University documents, listed here, which govern the policy and practice of your PhD programme.