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Who we are

About the Graduate School

We’re here to provide support to all of our postgraduate students, whether academically or by enhancing the student experience. We want you to feel part of the BU community and give you opportunities to get involved in various social events, particularly if you are a postgraduate researcher.

We work hard to create an inclusive, global community of postgraduate researchers, allowing you to make connections and network with other students and academics during your time with us.

One of our most important roles is in guiding your professional and personal development during your postgraduate degree. We do this through our researcher development frameworks, while your faculty will provide you with subject-specific support.

We also ensure the academic excellence of our research degrees and make sure their delivery is consistent, regardless of the subject area your research falls under. Our collaborative approach to research allows you to break boundaries and to work alongside specialists in other disciplines to deliver projects that have a real impact on people’s lives.

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Annual Postgraduate Conference

Annual Postgraduate Conference

Read about our Annual Postgraduate Conference, which is an opportunity for all of our postgraduate students to share their research.

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Student profiles

Learn what life as a postgraduate researcher is like at BU and see how our researchers are making a difference.

Postgraduate Development Award

Postgraduate Development Award

Enhance your skills and knowledge while studying for a Master's degree, helping you develop personally and professionally.



Metal Conference

This conference uses politics as a mechanism to ask questions about the ways in which power circulates, operates and is distributed.

- Jul

Freshwater advanced training short course

NERC, BU and the Freshwater Biological Association are offering a five-day advanced training course in freshwater taxonomy and field identification skills.

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