Bristol Doctoral College and other information for postgraduate research students.
Bristol Doctoral College
For postgraduate researchers, the Doctoral College is there to support your development and enhance your experience with training, events and opportunities.
All postgraduate research students have a main supervisor who is your primary point of contact for academic guidance.
Annual progress monitoring (APM)
The annual progress monitoring review process gives you the chance to reflect on your progress and confirm your plans for your next year of study.
Assessments and exams
Guidance on examiners, submitting the dissertation (thesis), viva (oral exam), receiving corrections (feedback), resubmission payment, uploading to the library and delaying public access.
All postgraduate research students should take annual leave (holiday) from their studies.
Sometimes postgraduate research students may need to take leave or be absent from studies.
Exceptional short-term absences
Learn what to do, and what you should consider, when taking an exceptional short-term absence from your postgraduate research programme.
Extending your studies
What to do if you are a PGT or PGR student and thinking about extending your studies.