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Graduate Training

Graduate Training

There are a wide range of training courses and opportunities open to graduate students within the School of Arts and Humanities. These are provided by individual faculties, by the University of Cambridge Personal and Professional Development team, and by the School itself.

Doctoral students within the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership have further training opportunities available to them. Please see the DTP website for more information.

Faculty-based training

All Faculties within the School of Arts and Humanities provide graduate training for their students, which can be subject-specific or more general. Graduate students are encouraged to make the most of the opportunities available to them in their Faculty, to ensure that they develop their transferable skills and abilities while at the University of Cambridge.

Architecture and History of Art

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies




Language Centre

Modern and Medieval Languages

Music (Raven log-in details required)


Personal and Professional Development

PPD at Cambridge provide a suite of training courses, workshops and events to support postgraduate and research students from all disciplines across the University of Cambridge, including the intensive three-day GRADSchool scheme. This provision is intended to complement that of the Schools and Departments so postgraduate students can develop the skills they need to be successful in their research, and in their future career.

Training aimed specifically at doctoral students within the Arts and Humanities is also available. This includes activities such as an employability day, research skills induction event, training in collaborative research, editing groups, and a publication day. For more information on these courses, please contact Dr Matt Lane, PPD Researcher Developer (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences):

Other School-level training

Language Training coordinated by the Language Centre

The Language Centre

Graduate-led conferences

Applications are considered twice a year. All doctoral students within the School of Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply. Details will be circulated directly to students.