As research degree students you are a member of our Graduate School, benefiting from practical and pastoral support on your research degree journey

Research Skills Development Programme (RSDP)

Our Research Skills Development Programme (RSDP) will assist you to develop the skills and qualities required of a researcher, along with an active and collaborative research community around you.

The RSDP provides workshops, seminars and an annual summer school. This is enhanced by discipline specific opportunities and training through your department to support your development as a researcher.

Research Student Resources

The Graduate School will provide you with all the information you need to support your research journey. Policy, guidance and links to other resources you will need during your time at the University of Cumbria will be available on the Blackboard site through the Student Hub.

This includes access to University wide student support services including disability support and library resources.

We have three dedicated PgR Study Rooms

  • Lancaster - Bishop Cross (next to the library) BC 002  - key code for out of hours
  • Carlisle - Fusehill Street - Bowscale (ground floor) BS 8 - key code entry
  • Ambleside - Charlotte Mason (ground floor) CMB 0.03

If you wish to use the rooms please contact the for the key codes for Carlisle & Lancaster, and how to access Ambleside. All rooms are available to all research students.

You can also update your personal details through the Student Hub

Guidance and Policy

The Postgraduate Research Code of Practice sets out the provision made for our research degrees to meet the UK quality code for Higher Education. 

It can be read in conjunction with the Code of Practice for research, which sets out the principles of good research conduct and integrity expected of all researchers at Cumbria.

The Graduate School Handbook guides you through your research degree journey. It outlines the responsibilities for both you and your supervisors.

Note: the Handbook is revised and updated each academic year.

Your Research Timeline


Timeline of your journey


Tel: (01524) 590805


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