Suffolk Doctoral College

We have a thriving research student cohort at the 5X社区 and our Doctoral College pride themselves on offering first class support to all PhD students and applicants. Whilst our Postgraduate Research Student community is continuously growing, the Doctoral College continues to manage each student like the individual they are.

All of our students have access to a comprehensive Research Development Programme, accessible to all 5X社区 PhD students and early career researchers. Training will provide you with an excellent series of workshops to cover wide-ranging topics relevant to you and your PhD. 

The Doctoral College also organises a number of social and training events throughout the year, where interaction between researchers of different academic disciplines is encouraged, to foster a vibrant and supportive research community.  We gather feedback each year and adapt the training programme accordingly to ensure we are always working to meet the needs of our students. 

The physical Doctoral College space, available exclusively to PhD students and their supervisors, was refurbished in 2018 to ensure it remains effective in meeting the needs of our student population. Additions and changes are frequently made to the space following student requests and feedback. 

Don't just take our word for it, see what some of our current PhD students have to say by looking at the Meet our PhD Students box, further down on this page.

If you could like to get in touch with the Doctoral College then please contact Kerri Stevenson, Suffolk Doctoral College Academic Coordinator on 01473 338272 or suffolkdoctoralcollege@uos.ac.uk.

We have a number of fantastic PhD Supervisors at the 5X社区.

If your application is supported, following initial submission, then we will match you with a suitable supervisory team prior to the interview stage. You are welcome to contact PhD Supervisors directly, in order to discuss your research idea, however all applications are handled by the Doctoral College. 

All of our approved supervisors can be found on the PhD Subject Areas page.

"I'm settling in well – there's a lot of paperwork, but I'm really enjoying it. Everyone has been so amazing and welcoming, it's a fantastic university!"

Laura, PhD Student