Module Identifier PGM0120  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Reyer Zwiggelaar  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr David A Stoker, Dr Ian Archer, Dr Luke C Desforges, Professor Martin J Barker, Dr Richard J Marggraf-Turley, Professor Diane Rowland, Professor David Ellis, Dr Graeme A M Davies, Mr John D Morgan, Professor John Harvey, Miss Joy Cadwallader  
Course delivery Lecture   30 Hours.  
  Practical   2 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 2,500 word Research Skills Development Portfolio, designed to demonstrate awareness of the following areas: computing skills; bibliographies, computing skills, dissemination strategies; key skills in teaching; team-work; conference papers; research management; legal and ethical issues.50%
Semester Assessment 2,500 word Academic writing assessment  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