Research degree support

As a postgraduate research student, you will have access to comprehensive and dedicated student support services and become a member of the Graduate School.

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at Manchester Metropolitan University supports students to develop academic and vocational skills and leads on the governance of postgraduate research degrees in the University. The Graduate School underpins the high quality support it provides to our postgraduate research students. It will provide support through your Faculty, Research Institute and, of course, supervisory team. You will find other elements of support through the Postgraduate Community Moodle area, skills development workshops and career development courses. You can also receive good support online for example through Vitae’s excellent Researcher Development Framework.

Student development programme

The Research Student Development Programme has been developed to ensure our postgraduate students have all the skills required to successfully manage their research.

The Academic Board Research Degrees Committee has designed a generic training programme to provide research students across the University with the skills to help complete the programme effectively and to provide general and employment related skills.

The programme has been devised to supplement the specialist training offered by faculties, which includes analytical and research skills appropriate to the subject area and programme of study.

Many of the courses have been designed for new research students and will complement the induction process provided by faculties. The courses will also provide students with the opportunity to meet other research students and academic and administrative staff from across the University.‌ Download the PGR Training and Development Brochure 2019/20 to see an overview of the courses and support available.

Faculty Support

Our professional and support staff are here to help you get the most out of your studies by offering advice and support in the libraries, and in the faculty research offices. Our technicians will also provide you with expert assistance in our laboratories and workshops.

Research Study