Postgraduate research with the Doctoral College

Welcome to the Doctoral College

We can help you with any questions you might have about postgraduate research with Plymouth University - whether you'd like to apply to join us, are already studying with us or if you're supervising or examining one of our students.

You can find information on our research degree programmes, whether at doctoral level (PhD, MD, EdD, DBA, DPA, DClinPsy) or at research master level (MPhil, ResM, MS).

We've got lots of useful information here on our web pages, but if you'd like to visit our office or call and speak to us, you'll find our contact details below.

Three Minute Thesis competition

Three Minute Thesis competition is open to postgraduate research students currently enrolled on MPhil/PhD and professional doctorate programmes.

Find out more about the competition


The University is asking all research-active staff and doctoral research students to create an ORCiD account, and for staff to additionally link it to Symplectic Elements.

ORCiD is an internationally recognised unique identifier connecting research with researchers, ensuring correct attribution.

Find out more about ORCiD

Online enrolment for new and returning research students

Guidance for online enrolment for the new academic year 2017/18

Find out how to enrol online

The Research Degrees Handbook

Guidance for research degree students, academic staff, examination teams and professional staff.

The handbook includes the rules governing the research degree registration as well as guidance through the registration process.

Research Degrees Handbook