Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Research Skills and Personal Development (0120)
Academic Year
Semester 1
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Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a range of bibliographic and computing skills
  • Demonstrate skills in a range of dissemination strategies, including writing, oral presentation, internet usage, media usage
  • Work as part of a team
  • Show an appreciation of the issues involved in managing a long-term research project

Brief description

This module will form an integral part of a suite of RT masters courses being developed across the University. Through this module Masters and PhD students will gain a broad knowledge of a range of transferable skills which they can apply in a variety of research contexts.


This module aims to give research students a broad knowledge of a range of transferable skills that they can apply in a variety of research interests. In particular, it will develop the ability of students to undertake independent research projects. To this end, students will be required to submit independent work, which is linked to their own particular research topic, and their ability to formulate independent research projects will be assessed. The module will also cover personal development. Students will be given skills in networking, teaching skills and presentation skills. The module also contains IT skills, both for general career development and in an applied research context.


This module is delivered as a series of independent workshops, each of which can be between one and four hours long, of which there is a requirement to attend a minimum of 16 workshops.
The following themes are covered:
* Research management - for example time management, stress management, supervisor skills, reference management
* Communication Skills - for example writing skills, conference skills, public engagement, talking to the media, what editors want
* Research Skills and Techniques -for example using archives, literature reviews, critical thinking / analysis, blogs
* After your PhD - for example networking, funding, Continuing Professional Development, Transferable skills, planning your career progression


This module is at CQFW Level 7