Pre-requisites: none


Aims/Description: This course enables students to develop and reflectively assess the professional skills that are expected of effective researchers in the social sciences. The Researcher Development Framework will provide a framework for their self-assessment, and they will undertake a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with their supervisory team. Through Faculty and University provided training sessions they will develop their own skill sets as indicated through the TNA process, and will evaluate their development in the following `core areas: development of skills in impact, working with non-academic partners, understanding the publication process, and preparing research grants.

Restrictions on availability: none

Staff Contact: Amy Clare
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Assessment will be via a portfolio totalling 3000 words (95%) and a record of attendance (5%)

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

Teaching timetable


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