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PG Certificate Programme for PhD students

PGCTSS course structure

Year 1

Doctoral Skills 1 CH950 plus Teamworking in a Research Environment CH953

Year 2

Doctoral Skills 2 CH951 plus Optional Module 1

Year 3

Doctoral Skills 3 CH952 plus Optional Module 2

  • If you take 6 modules over 3 years you will more than meet the recommended 10 days of PGR professional development training a year. For more information about the PGR Professional Development Framework please go to the Doctoral College webpages.

PG Certificate Programme for CDT students

The programme for MAS CDT students is very similar to the general one, but the options list is reduced:

Year 1

(usually with your cohort)

Years 2 and 3

PG Award Programme for MPhil Students

MPhil students are recommended to do the following:

Year 1
Year 2
  • Doctoral skills 2 CH951 but instead of the 24 month report (which would in effect be their thesis) they should submit a thesis plan and submission timetable at around 18 months, this would be discussed with their advisory panel and feedback would be given at that point.