PhD students on a residential course

Studying at Imperial is a challenging experience and that's what makes it one of the best.

As well as working alongside subject experts, you will receive training from the Graduate School to develop your study and research skills and prepare you for your future career.

Professional Skills Development Programme

The Graduate School’s Professional Skills Development Programme includes over 100 courses that focus on the skills you need to successfully complete your degree, such as note taking and preparing and writing a literature review.

But it's not just about supporting you through your time at Imperial – we've also picked activities that will help you develop the sort of skills that employers are looking for, such as project management and presenting skills.

The MasterClass programme is designed specifically for Master’s level students, while Doctoral students have their own tailored programme.

The Graduate School also organises online courses and a number of academic and social events during the year, aimed at broadening your knowledge as you network and share your research with students from across the College.

Extracurricular classes

Imperial Horizons classThe Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication runs a range of evening classes that let you explore new interests and gain new skills. The courses cover areas such as languges, creative writing, music technology, film and opera.

The classes are open to all and carry a fee, but Imperial students get a discount.

Music classes

Students interested in improving their musical skills have access to a range of well-respected performers in the Blyth Music Centre for instrumental and vocal classes.

There is also a suite of practice rooms that you can book free of charge.

Arts workshops

The Blyth Gallery runs a diverse programme of practical fine art workshops taught by a variety of professional artists.

Each session is free and is taught to a small group which maximises your opportunity for personal, one-to-one advice from the tutor. The workshops are available to all students and staff, and are suitable for all abilities.