Welcome to the Manchester Doctoral College
“Graduate research and education represent a core part of the University of Manchester’s Strategic Vision 2020 and its Research Strategy. The Manchester Doctoral College (MDC) provides leadership and oversight for the University’s ambitious plans for postgraduate research students. Our principal aims are to improve the quality and quantity of postgraduate research students; to work in collaboration with PGR students to generate internationally-leading research as well as a significant impact of our research for the UK and beyond; and, to guide PGR students towards a successful future career whether inside or outside of academia.”
Professor Matt Lambon-Ralph
Associate Vice President (Research) and Director of the Manchester Doctoral College
The President's Doctoral Scholar Award Launched
This flagship funding scheme, which is strongly supported by the University's President and Vice Chancellor, will offer over 100 elite studentships each year to outstanding national and international doctoral students.
HR Excellence in Research badge
In recognition of its Concordat Implementation Plan, the University was awarded the HR Excellence in research badge by the EU Commission in 2011. Further information is available on our Career Development Support for Researchers at the University of Manchester page.