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New scheme of dual doctorates announced

Leaders and senior academics from both Universities look forward to this new chapter in their successful partnership.

19 September 2017

Bristol partners with leading Australian university to offer first dual doctoral award.

In a first for the University of Bristol, Vice-Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady today signed an agreement with Australia’s Macquarie University to offer a programme of Dual Doctoral Awards, providing cross-global training opportunities for postgraduate research students.

The Bristol-Macquarie Cotutelle programme will fully fund up to 25 postgraduates over five years, who will spend two years at each institution, resulting in a PhD from both partners.

Dr. Terry McMaster, Director of the Bristol Doctoral College, which conceived and co-managed the project with Macquarie, said: "The Cotutelle projects will simultaneously grow our PhD population and build research capacity, and do this in a sustainable, international and cost-efficient way. Already Macquarie and Bristol academics are co-evolving projects for joint recruitment this year.”

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