We support postgraduate research through our Reading Rooms and online resources, through collaborative projects, and through research training events.
These partnerships explore and open up our collections to enhance our engagement with different research and public audiences.
Collaborative doctoral researchWe co-supervise doctoral research in partnership with universities from across the country, covering a range of disciplines and subject areas. This includes projects developed through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships programme.
Future opportunities for Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships and studentships for forthcoming projects will be advertised here when available.
Doctoral training partnerships
We also work closely with university partners to support postgraduate research training initiatives accross all disciplines. We are currently a partner in several AHRC and ESRC doctoral training consortia including:
- CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership
- White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH)
- CEELBAS Centre for Doctoral Training for Russian, Slavonic and East European languages
- North West Doctoral Training Centre
We are open to discussing potential collaborations as part of the AHRC's DTP2, the current call for Doctoral Training Partnerships for studentships starting in 2019/20. Find out more
PhD placement scheme
Our annual placement scheme offers doctoral researchers from all disciplines the chance to develop and apply transferrable skills and expertise outside the university sector. Projects cover activities ranging from vital support for cataloguing, conservation and interpretation to policy research, resource development and research engagement.
To be added to our PhD placement mailing list and be notified when new opportunities are available email Research.Development@bl.uk
Doctoral Open Days
For first-year PhD students, our annual programme of Doctoral Open Days offers an introduction to the practicalities of using the Library and help in navigating our physical and online collections.
Our free e-theses service allows you to access over 440,000 PhD thesis records online. An immediate full-text download is available for over 170,000 theses. Visit ethos.bl.uk