Welcome to the Doctoral School

The Doctoral School is a University-wide structure that supports doctoral students and doctoral research across all Schools of Study. Sussex has over 1200 doctoral researchers who play a vital role in developing our vibrant intellectual culture. The Doctoral School seeks to integrate all doctoral students as thriving members of the wider research community at Sussex. We offer support and guidance, training and development, as well as access to funding opportunities to make your time here as rewarding and constructive as possible.

The University attracts a wide range of doctoral studentship funding and is delighted to host a number of large doctoral training grants.  These include an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnership, and CHASE - an Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership. Further funding comes from charities, including studentships at the Alzheimer's Society Doctoral Training Centre. The Doctoral School also administers a number of prestigious international schemes including Ciência sem Fronteiras (CsF) Brazilian Scientific Mobility Programme, CONACyT (Mexico), and also work with the China Scholarship Council.  Our funding web pages are regularly updated with a wide range of awards at postgraduate research level.

Our Researcher Development Programme offers year-round, essential research skills training and development opportunities to help you succeed with your doctorate and prepare for your future. The training we provide will help you develop your research, personal and professional skills, and offers networking opportunities with fellow researchers. We cater for all levels of experience, from new to experienced doctoral researchers, delivering both live workshops and online training, so that you can access what you need in the format that works best for you.

Contact us:  00 44 (0)1273 87 77 67  or email  doctoralschool@sussex.ac.uk

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