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Course Information


PGCTSS course structure

PG Certificate TCHA-F1PH

Advanced Researcher CH959 (30 CATS) plus 3 x optional modules (excluding Doctoral Skills CH950, CH951 and CH952)


Advanced Researcher CH959 (20 CATS) plus 1 x optional modules (excluding Doctoral Skills CH950, CH951 and CH952)

Optional Modules

Modules developed specifically for post doctoral researchers:

Other optional modules available as part of the the PGCTSS

How it works


Begin Advanced Researcher immediately by downloading the information from the Advanced Researcher CH959 page and working towards the tasks. You need to complete 30 CATS for the Certificate and 20 CATS for the Award. Log each item as you complete it, sign it off with your mentor or supervisor and file the evidence in your portfolio.

Choose 3 Optional Modules for the Certificate and 1 for the Award. See the Modules page for the list of courses available, dates and registration. Once you have registered for a module download the student handbook (where available) from the modules page. Put a copy in your portfolio and file the required assignments etc. with each title page. All documents are in Microsoft Word format and are strictly restricted to registered staff and students at Warwick. Your portfolio will form the basis for assessment.

Registration - Express interest using this form. You will then be able to register.


The Certificate/ Award works by compiling evidence in a portfolio, which forms the basis for assessment, and signing off tasks and modules.

For the award of the PG Cert or PG Award you must complete and submit your portfolio two weeks before the independent examiner's visit, usually in November each year. Prior to this you need to have had your modules marked off either by your Director of Graduate Studies or their nominated representative or by Nikola Chmel. This should be summarised on the cover sheet, which can be downloaded below. You need 6 modules for the Certificate and 3 for the Award. You may submit more modules for consideration.



The Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science for Postdoctoral Researchers has been accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Physics. Our program maps onto Chartered Chemist, Chartered Biologist and Chartered Physicist status. You can find all the relevant information here.