Doctoral student research

We support a community of over 150 students across a range of Professional Doctorate programmes and PhDs at the Tavistock.

  • Almost 150 Professional Doctorate or PhDs awarded since 2008 (and counting…)
  • World-class supervisors. Leading the field in their specialist areas of clinical and/or research practice
  • 90% completion rate
  • 89% rated our teaching ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’
  • 93% agreed that the course enabled their development of professional skills
  • Our doctoral graduates have a good record of publishing their research and presenting at national and international conferences


The following guidance and resource pages are for both PhD and Professional Doctorate students on UEL-Validated courses, and their supervisors, as well as any other interested parties. We also run Essex-validated Doctoral courses. For information for current Trust-Essex Doctoral students please go to the Student Regulations and Policies pages.

If you are on a professional doctorate validated by the UEL, the first phase of your course is described as the taught phase, or training/clinical part of your course. Most of the information that you will need whilst on the taught phase of your courses can be found on your course page on Moodle and in your course handbook.

After you have completed the taught element, in order to gain the doctorate award you need to complete a thesis. You will be required to register your thesis proposal and gain any required ethical approval before you can begin. The process of registration, ethical approval and other processes you may need (or in some cases are required) to complete while registered are described step-by-step in these pages. Please click on the menu items on the left hand side to navigate to the required pages.

For information relating to the management and governance of all research carried out within the Trust, including funding opportunities, please visit the getting started webpages. Alternatively, please visit Noclor Research Support.

UEL doctorates

We support a community of over 150 students across a range of Professional Doctorate programmes and PhDs at the Tavistock.

Ethics

As a student of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust it is most likely that you will need to gain some form of ethical clearance before...