Programmes in researcher development are provided free of charge to all research students and university staff.
The training and development of research degree students is based on a series of core modules relevant to all research students. These are supplemented by faculty or school-based modules on more discipline-specific aspects and a programme of centrally offered workshops.
The aims of the programme are to
- develop critical awareness and purposeful application of research methods to a range of problems
- encourage the development of intellectual and personal skills relevant to be an effective researcher.
Researcher training and development brings together students from different disciplines, thus helping to foster the university community of scholars. This in turn enables research students to broaden horizons and interact with scholars from other disciplines and the public: an essential skill in today’s world.
Attendance on the two core modules ('overview of research methods' and 'conceptualising and designing research projects') is compulsory for all students in receipt of research council/university funding and all new research students are strongly encouraged to take these modules.
The attributes required of successful research students are informed by and mapped against the Vitae researcher development framework. Progress against these outcomes are considered at each stage of the research degree.
Our doctoral centres also run a series of seminars and conferences at which students, staff and visitors from outside the university make presentations on research in progress.
Find out more
- Download the handbook for the training and development of research students.
- Contact Doctoral College research administrator, Linda McVeigh for enquiries regarding this programme 01273 641084.
- The relevant Doctoral centre can provide details of specific support offered to students in your area of study.
- Download the RMM17 Overview of Research Methods 2012/13 handbook.