Doctoral School

Welcome to The Doctoral School

We support doctoral researchers across the University who play a vital role in developing our vibrant intellectual culture, and aim to help you become part of the research community at Sussex. By visiting our web pages, you'll find a range of information relating to your time here and some suggested starting points are listed below. If you cannot find what you are looking for, get in touch with us directly at


Visit our funding pages for details of support available to researchers wishing to collaborate with other research organisations, undertake international study visits, present at overseas conferences and engage with potential employers.

Researcher Development Programme

Take part in our Researcher Development Programme providing professional, research and career development events specifically for doctoral researchers. The programme provides the opportunity to develop your skills and share experiences with other doctoral researchers from across the University.

Research Student Experience

Many thanks to everyone who completed the 2013 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES). We received a response rate of 34.4% with feedback from over 450 doctoral researchers. Read our response and plans to act upon your feedback.

Rules and Regulations

Visit our resources pages to access the relevant handbooks, regulations and codes of practice relating to doctoral research at Sussex.

Doctoral School

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