As a postgraduate student at Huddersfield, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of over 6,300 taught students and researchers. However, you don’t need to worry about getting lost in the crowd, you’ll have access to a range of specialist and bespoke support services and activities designed to help you thrive in your academic studies and feel valued as a member of the postgraduate community.  

The Graduate School

Supporting your academic and professional development

Our Graduate School is a community for postgraduate researchers to grow, collaborate and engage. It is home to our Research Culture and Development Team who can provide practical advice and support to researchers on topics such as research integrity and ethics, working relationships with academic supervisors, software training, career planning and much more. As a researcher, you’ll gain access to our Researcher Skills Development Programme through the Graduate School, to help broaden your knowledge and access tools and skills to improve your employability.

Academic Support

Research and study skills support from academic skills tutors

Whether you are a student progressing from an undergraduate degree, or you are returning to education after a break, our Academic Skills Tutors can help you to develop and build on the skills you need to excel on your postgraduate course.

The Library

Providing access to the study resources you need as a postgraduate

Providing access to the study resources you need as a postgraduate Open seven days a week during term time and round the clock for most of the year, our on-campus library is home to over 1,200 study spaces, 530 computers and a huge number of books and journals for you to make use of, with over 330,000 in print form and millions in digital format. You’ll also have access to specialist librarians to assist you in your use of resources and even order in literature to support your studies. The Library also contains a dedicated Postgraduate Study Room, and provides over 275 laptops available for loan, 24 hours a day.

Careers and Employability

Helping you to manage your career and explore opportunities

As a postgraduate student you will gain access to the University's Careers and Employability Service to help you explore your options, find and apply for different roles and develop valuable career management skills. Find out what’s on offer on the Careers web pages.

The Enterprise Team

Help and advice for self-employment, freelancing and business start-up.

The Enterprise Team supports students and graduates to set up businesses and flourish as freelancers. The centre offers free hot desk office facilities, one-to-one business advice and support, and a range of business facilities such as landline telephones and bookable meeting pods.

Wellbeing Service

Providing you with the support you need in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Our wellbeing service offer one-to-one advisor appointments, support relating to mental health, counselling, workshops, support groups and much more.

Disability Service

Providing confidential advice, guidance and support where you need it.

If you have a disability, long-term medical condition, specific learning difficulty, mental health issue, or an autistic spectrum condition that might impact on your studies, you can get in touch with team before your start your studies, to ensure that you have the right support in place.

Postgraduate Research Conference

Organised by PGRs for PGRs

This annual conference provides the opportunity for you to present your work to a multidisciplinary audience, resulting in constructive feedback, peer support and networking opportunities. Take a look at the for more detail.


Your Students' Union

Offering a wide range of events and volunteering opportunities as well as being home to over 100 sports clubs and societies, your Students’ Union (SU) is led by students for students.

Visit us

Our Postgraduate Open Days are an opportunity for you to learn more about this advanced level of study and the options and support available to you.

How to apply

Straightforward guidance and information on how to apply for your postgraduate course of interest at Huddersfield.

Order a prospectus

Our Postgraduate and Research Prospectus is your go-to guide for exploring the ins and outs of postgraduate life at Huddersfield.