Graduate School

The supportive environment of discovery and innovation.

Our Graduate School is a dedicated facility located at the heart of the University, providing support, training and professional development opportunities to our vibrant postgraduate community. Specially designed to promote integration and inculcation of interdisciplinary and collaborative working in our next generation of researchers, postgraduates study and learn together - from Environmental Management to Law, Psychology, Bioscience, Economics and Business, Cybersecurity and Computer Games.

Our shared space has been designed to promote cross-discipline exchange amongst the student and academic research community so that ideas and expertise might permeate across discipline boundaries to spark innovative discoveries, creativity and new thinking.

When you join us as a Postgraduate Research Student or researcher, you’ll be joining a community of creative like-minded scholars and will automatically be provided with access to our dedicated study and social spaces – a forum in which you can meet, work, collaborate, learn and socialise with other researchers, postgraduates and academic staff from across the University.

The Graduate School offers an integrated training and professional development programme to enhance research excellence, impact and individual employability. Postgraduates benefit from support with funding applications, placement opportunities, industry collaboration, teaching practice, public engagement and outreach activity.

The Graduate School offers:

  • a flexible and integrated portfolio of online training and researcher development opportunities, seminars and workshops that can be tailored to your aspirations and needs;
  • personal development planning and recording aligned with the Vitae RDF;
  • a ‘Beginning to Teach in Higher Education’ short course and teaching opportunities in some disciplines for well-qualified candidates;
  • public engagement and outreach training, and opportunities to implement what you have learned in the real world (e.g. Science Festivals, competitions and schools);
  • help with academic writing, publishing, funding applications and business development;
  • placement opportunities in industry, charities or government;
  • access to discipline-specific advanced and specialist facilities, laboratories, equipment, technical support and specialist training or teaching;
  • opportunities to present your research to the academic community through Graduate School Conferences and other events;
  • a fund to which researchers can apply for conference attendance and researcher training support;
  • opportunities to engage with researcher and postgraduate networks beyond Abertay;
  • a single point of contact for guidance, advice and support to all postgraduate students;
  • dedicated desk space/PCs, seminar and meeting rooms, a kitchen with refreshments – all open until late.

 

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Postgraduate Study and Researcher Development

Check out the links below for more information on postgraduate research degrees, postgraduate taught courses, and researcher development.

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Postgraduate Research

Explore Doctorate and Research Masters opportunities. Enjoy expert supervision within a multidisciplinary Graduate School and research environment.

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Postgraduate Taught

Our postgrad degrees build on existing skills and undergraduate studies, improving your employment prospects or facilitating a move into research.

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