Doctoral Training Changes in 2017 Doctoral Training Changes in 2017

The University’s Postgraduate Research Executive has agreed to a phased replacement of the PPD credit requirement with compliance with doctoral training pathway requirements. For more details see our FAQ page.

This provision takes into account national standards including the Roberts ‘SET for Success' report and the expectations of Research Councils UK.

All postgraduate researchers are expected to actively participate in the training programmes specified by their Faculties, Graduate Schools or Institutes. Supervisors are expected to support their postgraduate researchers in developing their personal skills and employability.

Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Personal and Professional Development (PPD)

Introduction to the Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Programme (PDF)

The Graduate Schools publish their PPD programmes for the academic year before the start of the autumn semester. The programmes are available to new and continuing postgraduate researchers who can chose sessions - with some exceptions - from any of the Graduate Schools.

In the event of difficulties or if you have questions about PPD modules, please contact the appropriate PGR Service team.

PPD Online Directory



Graduate Schools Graduate Schools

More information about Doctoral Training within the individual Graduate Schools can be found here: