Aims/Description: This course enables students┐ high-level engagement with inter-disciplinary approaches to their research field and links their individual projects to social science `grand challenges┐ within their thematic pathway. It also embeds them within a thematic cohort of PhD students (across the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership), in which there is interdisciplinary working, collaboration, and cohort development supported through active peer-to-peer learning. The module is taught through an ongoing programme of pathway-specific research activities provided through the Doctoral Training Partnership, within which students are active participants and able to critically reflect on their own development.

Staff Contact: Amy Clare
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Participation within cohort engagement events (Pathway Annual Conference and Workshops)
Assessment: Course work, 5% of module marks will be based around a record of engagement/attendance.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Methods Institute):

Teaching timetable


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