At the core of the URDF programme are eight units*, mainly delivered in workshop format, that provide a broad framework for doctoral study.
Within the eight units are taught modules, these are designed for students who need to develop research skills, meeting English language requirements before commencing their self-directed research.
In addition, students have access to a wide range of research methods and other modules that they can access, depending on their skills and training requirements. The university also provides a training programme for those who wish to teach in Higher Education.
The unit 'Communicating in the English language' is designed to support those for whom English is not their first language. The unit will address all forms of communication, including meetings with supervisors, writing and presenting work and participating in viva voce examinations.
The list of available modules changes from time to time, so you will be given an up-to-date module guide when you join the university.
*these workshops are only available to staff members and students of the University of Brighton