Contact us

The University Graduate School works on behalf of postgraduate researchers (those registered on a research degree, such as PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate) at the University to ensure the best possible research and educational environment. 

The Research Student Administration (RSA) team are responsible for maintaining the central University records for all postgraduate researchers, requests for leaves of absence and extensions through to the submission and examination of your thesis.

Opening hours

09.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday)

Postal addresses

University Graduate School - Student Services
Aston Web Student Hub
The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Research Student Administration Team
The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


The University Graduate School is the point of contact for postgraduate researchers about training and development needs, as well as being a gateway to support providers from across the University.

University Graduate School

Research Council Studentships 

For current Research Council funded PGRs and funding competition enquiries:


For current postgraduate researchers enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods and Skills (PGCARMS) enquiries should go to:

Research Student Administration team

For requests for leaves of absence or extensions, thesis submission, corrections and examination, view the RSA pages for information.

Meet the teams