Doctoral College

The University of Hertfordshire has a stimulating and vibrant research community which will fully support you as you pursue your path towards academic excellence. We offer a wide variety of research degrees to suit your personal and professional interests and goals. Students benefit from a range of events, bringing together junior and senior researchers promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as financial and wellbeing support.

The University subscribes to the global ethics code which aims to stop the export of unethical research practices to low and middle income countries. Watch this video for more information about the global ethics code and its development.

10th globally for postgraduate research student satisfaction

In the 2021 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, we were ranked 10th globally for overall student satisfaction.

With an overall satisfaction level of 85%, postgraduate research students value the outstanding supervision and support offered by our dedicated academic and support staff.

"The University of Hertfordshire has a strong community of research degree candidates with a broad spectrum of research activity. We have the most distinctive and varied portfolios of Masters and Doctoral study in the UK, providing a stimulating and diverse environment. Our aim is to provide the highest level of professional support throughout your degree. At Herts, the next generation of researchers is central to our ongoing research strategy and we are highly committed to supporting your developing work."

Dr Susan Grey

Director of the Doctoral College

"The University promotes a strong cohort identity among its research degree students, within a stimulating and supportive learning environment."

QAA HE Review Report of University of Hertfordshire