Canterbury Christ Church University has around 3,000 postgraduate students of whom approximately 700 are studying for postgraduate research degrees and the remainder are on postgraduate taught courses.  

A friendly and diverse postgraduate community

Welcoming students of all ages and backgrounds, the Graduate College provides a friendly, diverse and creative environment for your studies.

The Graduate College provides oversight and support for all of our postgraduate students at Christ Church whilst also administering our postgraduate research degrees. Additionally, the Graduate College runs the Researcher Development Training Programme, providing many educational and training workshops, as well as social events, thesis writing boot camps and well-being sessions.

Unique opportunities and dedicated facilities

The Graduate College is located in the Erasmus Building at the heart of our Canterbury Campus. It houses a newly refurbished and bespoke creative space for students to meet and relax, as well as state-of-the-art IT facilities which are for the exclusive use of postgraduates. This is where you can join with other postgraduate students for academic discussion and social interaction, not just within your field of study but across the range of academic disciplines. 

Other facilities, including libraries and study spaces, are available for our many postgraduate students studying at our sites in Medway and Tunbridge Wells.

Postgraduate peer mentors

Postgraduate peer mentors are keen to support their fellow students and share their insights, providing advice on what resources are available and connecting you to the Christ Church academic community. They can support new postgraduate students before they arrive via email and once you start will be happy to meet up, show you around campus and see how you are getting on.

If you would like to discuss your interests and options in more detail, please get in touch. 

Postgraduate Research Association

Our postgraduate students run the Postgraduate Research Association providing great social and academic opportunities, plus peer mentoring and support. Our research students can connect with each other, share learning and exchange views. The Association arranges events, seminars, workshops and an annual conference to support interdisciplinary learning and knowledge sharing.

I benefited greatly from the Research Development Programme. It helped me develop my research skills and broaden my knowledge base. In addition, we had a friendly environment in the study space provided for PhD students in the Graduate College.
Asmma
Sociology PhD student
Contact the Graduate College

Advice on completing your application

courses@canterbury.ac.uk

For specialist advice contact the Dean of the Graduate College

susan.millns@canterbury.ac.uk