Central Research Modules

Full time PhD

Students are expected to complete a minimum of 40 credits of institutionally-provided research training within the first two years.

It is expected that a minimum of 20 credits will be taken in the first year, and any remaining credits in the second year.

Full time MPhil Students are expected to complete a minimum of 10 credits of institutionally-provided research training

Social Sciences remit

(ESRC)

Full-time  PhD students are required to take the following two Core Modules (compulsory requirement), 

  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis (PGM1010)
  • Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis (PGM1710 or PGM1120)

plus at least one further module, chosen from the full list below (ensuring the total credit count is at least 40):

Arts & Humanities remit

(AHRC)

Full time students are expected to choose 40 credits from the list below.

Science remit (BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC)

Full time students are expected to choose 40 credits from the list below

These requirements are determined according to the individual student’s research area. Research postgraduates are initially required to discuss their research area with their supervisor / department, and decide which remit their research falls under. Students must then discuss which modules would be most suitable with their supervisors before registering for them.

The Graduate School currently manages 27 central research modules (click on links below for details.)  (The credit value of each module is indicated by the last two digits of the module code.)

  • Research Skills and Personal Development
  • Sgiliau Ymchwil a Datblygiad Personol
  • Principles of Research Design
  • Ways of Reading
  • Dulliau Darllen
  • Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis Techniques
  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Manuscript Skills: Post Medieval Palaeography and Diplomatic
  • Using Manuscript Sources for Medieval Studies: Palaeography, Diplomatic and Context
  • Research Skills and Personal Development for Scientists
  • Public Engagement and Impact
  • Ways of Working
  • Leadership for Researchers
  • Political Research, Philosophy, Methods and Applications
  • Research Skills in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
  • Statistics for Experimental Scientists
  • Research Seminar Skills in the Life Sciences
  • Grants Development Workshops
  • Reading and Writing Development Group
  • Theoretical Foundations of Research in Law and Criminology
  • Skills in Bioinformatics for Biologists
  • The Research Writing Programme
  • Entrepreneurship