Doctoral Development Programme (DDP)

The Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) is a personalised programme of training and development for all our PGR students. Here on the DDP hub you will find the forms, guidance and resources needed for you to successfully complete your DDP.

About the DDP

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What is the DDP?

Find out more about the Doctoral Development Programme.

About the DDP

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Find answers to some frequently asked questions about the DDP.

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Guidance, forms & templates

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Guidance for PGRs who started *AFTER* Sept 2020

Information, templates and resources for PGR students who started their studies on or after 1 September 2020.

Post-September 2020 guidance

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Guidance for PGRs who started *BEFORE* Sept 2020

Information, templates and resources for students who started their studies before 1 September 2020.

Pre-September 2020 guidance


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DDP compulsory modules

Find out more about the compulsory modules that all PGR students need to complete

List of DDP compulsory modules

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Research Ethics & Integrity training

Information about Research Ethics & Integrity training provided by your Faculty.

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Skills, training & development

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Competency-based training & development

Explore the DDP eight core competencies and see examples of relevant training and development for each.

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DDP training hub

The University offers a range of training and development opportunities for PGRs.

Explore courses and sign up

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Central PGR Development Programme 23/24

This guide outlines the central PGR training & development offer and is updated each year.

View the 23/24 programme

Contact us

Contact information for teams that support postgraduate research (PGR) students

PGR support teams