15 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: This course enables students' high-level engagement with the research culture of their discipline, integrates them within a cohort of PhD students within which there is active peer-to-peer learning, and prepares them to be reflexive learners within the PhD process itself. The module is taught through a combination of cohort-based student workshops, individual review meetings, and attendance at and reflection on discipline-specific research activities both within the University (such as Departmental Research Seminars) and beyond (such as national and international conferences and workshops in their discipline).

Staff Contact: Dr Andrew Cox
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study, All students are expected to engage with a minimum of 40 hours of discipline - focused professional research events.
Assessment: portfolio, recording and reflecting on skills development across the unit, totalling 3000 words (95%) and a record of engagement/attendance (5%).

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