Information for new postgraduate researchers (September)

Congratulations on receiving an offer from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health to undertake a postgraduate research degree. Make sure to refer to this page on a regular basis as it will be updated with important information and documentation.

A very warm welcome to you all. We are delighted you have chosen The University of Manchester to study for your postgraduate research degree, and hope you find it a highly rewarding and enriching experience.


Read the full welcome message (PDF, 112KB).

Doctoral Academy Senior Leadership team

Get ready

Our Get Ready for Manchester (PDF) guide is the perfect one-stop shop to help you prepare for coming to the University and settling into postgraduate life in the UK.

Events and activities schedule

The University will run a series of events starting from Monday 18 September 2023. This page will be updated regularly with all new and upcoming events specific to new postgraduate researchers in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

For more events, please see the University-wide Welcome website and the Students' Union website for more events and further information.

Doctoral Academy

‌The University has a worldwide reputation based on high-quality teaching and research, and we are sure that your research degree will provide a solid foundation for your future career success.

You are joining the Faculty's Doctoral Academy, which is responsible for all aspects of the Faculty's postgraduate research student activity. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that allows you to excel and reach your full potential.

Offering access to first-class facilities and strong links with regional health-service providers and industry, our postgraduate research degree programmes are designed to meet the diverse needs of all our students.