Central Research Modules

Type of Postgraduate Course

Requirements

Full time PhD

Students are expected to complete a minimum of 45 credits of institutionally-provided research training within the first two years.

It is currently expected that a minimum of 10 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 15 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 (PGM0810 or PGM0720)

plus at least one further module, chosen from the full list below (ensuring the total credit count is at least 45):

Arts & Humanities remit

(AHRC)

Full time students are expected to choose 45 credits from the list below.

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

Full time students are expected to choose 45 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 25 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.)

  • Sgiliau Ymchwil a Datblygiad Personol
  • Principles of Research Design
  • Ways of Reading
  • Statistics in Context: collecting, handling and presenting data
  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Manuscript Skills: Post Medieval Palaeography and Diplomatic
  • Public Engagement and Impact
  • Ways of Working
  • Leadership for Researchers
  • Research Skills in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
  • Research Skills and Personal Development
  • Research Skills and Personal Development for Scientists
  • Research Seminar Skills in the Life Sciences
  • Grants Development Workshops
  • Reading and Writing Development Group
  • Theoretical Foundations of Research in Law and Criminology
  • The Research Writing Programme
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Using Manuscript Sources for Medieval Studies: palaeography and diplomatic
  • Sources for Postgraduate Research in the Modern Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Texts that made the Middle Ages: Latin for Postgraduates
  • PGM6210 Philosophy and Contemporary Culture
  • PGM6410 Writing your first Journal Article