PD.Education by DoctoralNet

The Graduate Studies Office at DCU provides additional digital services aimed at helping research students to complete their doctoral or master's studies quickly and efficiently.  All DCU research students have access to PD.Education by DoctoralNet (formerly known as DoctoralNet), an online support tool that is designed to help you work through your research degree.

Accessing PD.Education by DoctoralNet

Each academic year research students will receive an email via their DCU email address  from PD.Education by DoctoralNet detailing the services provided, and alerting you to your username and password. Incoming research students will receive their log in credentials by mid October, whereas continuing research students will be able to access the platform with the same credentials as last year.


Note that even if you had this service last year, this is a new registration each year and you will receive these reminders again. PD.Education by DoctoralNet team will send you personalised emails on forthcoming webinars and/or tools that are known to be useful during your current research phase. We understand, however, that you do not need these supports all the time so anyone who wants to personalise this communication can do so by signing into the accounts section on the website.


Webinars and Training Sessions

The webinar/training sessions and other professional development tools offered as a part of the PD.Education by DoctoralNet digital services is growing on an ongoing basis. The current topics include:

  • Wellness
  • Academic Writing
  • Argumentation
  • Criticality
  • Getting Published    
  • Research Design
  • Thesis Design & Proposal
  • Tools & Hacks
  • Graduation Preparation
  • Job Preparation

The content can be further searched by type; Articles, Self-Assessment/Automations, Downloads, Maps, Slides, Learning Snippets, Videos and Webinars.



Mobile Apps

PD.Education by DoctoralNet also provides an app for:


We hope that you find the tools to be useful and that it provides additional help and guidance in your research planning. If at any stage you have any feedback about this support, please do email us at training.graduatestudies@dcu.ie.