Module Identifier PGM0120  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor Diane Watt  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Ms Christine Morris-Lucas, Dr David A Stoker, Professor Diane Rowland, Professor David Ellis, Dr Graeme A M Davies, Mrs Glenys N Williams, Mr John D Morgan, Mrs Lillian Stevenson, Dr Luke C Desforges, Dr Richard J Marggraf-Turley, Mrs Ruth D Atkins,  
Co-Requisite PGM0210 , PGM0330  
Course delivery Lecture   28 Hours  
  Practical   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment portfolio of coursework designed to demonstrate awareness of the following areas: computing skills; dissemination strategies; key skills in teaching; team-work; personal development; research management; bibliographic skills.50%
Semester Assessment 2,500 word essay covering ethical and legal issues  50%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to;

Brief description

This module is designed to be an integral component of the new RT masters courses which the University has introduced in order to meet the joint funding council / AHRB statement on Research Training. 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 research topic, and their ability to formulate and manage independent research projects will be assessed. The module will also cover personal and career development. Students will be given skills in negotiationg and networking, self-awareness and career evaluation, teaching skills, self promotion and personal marketing. The module also contains IT skills, both for general career development and in an applied research context.


This module covers the following topics:


This module is at CQFW Level 7