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Research student experience

The research student experience at Winchester is academically stimulating, intellectually satisfying and immensely rewarding.

You will join a thriving community of staff and postgraduate students who share scholarly interests, attend seminars and conferences and social events. Support mechanisms are first-class and the learning environment is professional but friendly. All our research students are encouraged to become active contributors to the research community at the University.

All research students are administered by the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre. All viva voce examinations take place at the RKE Centre and we offer hot-desking facilities to part-time postgraduate students. Our Skills Development team administers and provides training for both research supervisors and research students.

Research training 

At Winchester, research training is an essential part of research candidature.

The University runs Research Training events throughout the year. In addition, research students register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills which runs alongside their MPhil or PhD. The PGCert is made up of three 20-credit modules and is taught at a distance using technology-enhanced learning.

As well as offering students the opportunity to reflect on their own research, the PGCert also engages students in the dissemination of their work and with their own career development. Research students are also able to take modules preparing them for teaching in Higher Education as part of the research training programme.

Studentship opportunities

We regularly offer exciting opportunities for doctoral studentships, both fully funded and fees-only. Find out more about our Studentships.