Welcome to the Keele Doctoral Academy

We rank among the UK’s Top 10 universities for the research opportunities we offer to postgraduate students and 97% of our research is classed as world leading, or of international importance.

The Doctoral Academy brings together research expertise from across Keele’s academic and professional support services, to aid doctoral training and develop research staff skill sets.

Whether you are a student, postdoctoral researcher or new academic, we will ensure you work in pro-active and supportive cross-collaborative research community.

Essential resources for students and supervisors

PGR guidance and forms | FAQs | handbooks | code of practice | briefing sessions | more

Supervisor guidance and forms | FAQs | handbooks | code of practice | regulations | more

Research seminars and events

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Support services available to staff and students

Counselling and mental health | Disability and dyslexia | Your wellbeing | Faith | International student support | Money advice and guidance | more

Counselling | Health and safety | Occupational health | Your wellbeing | Holistic therapies | more

Mental health and wellbeing

An online resource for postgraduate research students to support your wellbeing, learning and research.

A whole community approach to supporting student mental health and wellbeing

Doctoral training centres and partnerships

Doctoral training centres and partnerships

A large proportion of UK Research Council funding for postgraduate research studentships (PGRs) is now awarded to institutions via Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). These are flagship doctoral training programmes which combine cutting-edge doctoral study with a dynamic, innovative and interdisciplinary research culture that aims to develop future research leaders.

Research students have a say

We want you to engage with us and share your experiences as a research student at Keele. What works? What doesn’t? There are lots of ways you can do this, from speaking to the KPA, your Student Representative or PGR Lead to contacting the KDA directly. We want to hear from you!

Research staff and students in the spotlight

Facts and Figures