Graduate School

PhD students

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


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

Where can I get help

How to get in touch with a range of services.


Extracts from A Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students, June 2016

PhD Road Map

Milestones for PhD students in Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

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 each year 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.

Resources and Facilities

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.

Professional Development Programme

This programme provides training in professional skills for PhD researchers. It is core training for all first-year PhD students in LLC, and students in later years of the PhD are very welcome to attend.

PhD Students working as tutors

Information for PhD students who are taking on paid work at the University

PhD student profiles

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

Related Links

Students going abroad

Careers Advice for PhD students

Skills development support - Institute for Academic Development

Research Ethics Policy and Procedures


A Code of Practice for Supervisors and Research Students