Postgraduate Training and Related Funding

The University’s Postgraduate Development Programme runs a wide variety of courses, offering training in research skills, writing and publications, presentation and communication skills, and lecturing and supervising.  For guidance on transferable skills and careers advice, see also the Skills Portal.

Training seminars designed specifically for ASNC PhD students are arranged from time to time and advertised by email to all postgraduate students.


If you are seeking additional funding for activities such as conference and seminar attendance, visits to archives, language learning courses and essential equipment, you may apply for the English Faculty's various postgraduate funding awards. ASNC posgraduate students are entitled to apply for all of the awards offered by the Faculty including:

Funds for PhD students

  • Expenses for Conference Attendance
  • Fieldwork Funding for Longer Research Trips
  • Self-Funding Support

Funds for MPhil and PhD students

  • Research Trips (up to two weeks)
  • Essential Research Expenses and Equipment
  • Organisation of Internal Graduate Conferences
  • Hardship Fund
  • Expenses for Conference Attendance

For further information, including application deadlines and forms, please see Faculty of English Funding Awards for Postgraduate Students.

Applications may be made retrospectively and all current ASNC PhD and continuing MPhil students are eligible.

Other Training Opportunities:

Information about the Faculty's Postgraduate Training programme and the Postgraduate Research Forum can be found on the Faculty of English webpages.

The University's Language Centre offers courses at various levels in a wide range of languages.

University Information Services department runs courses for staff and students of the University. Information and booking for courses is through the University Training web site.