Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

TS00150 PhD@UCD

This workshop, led by the Dean of Graduate Studies, aims to introduce you to what it means to do a PhD at UCD. The workshop provides clarification on the role of each element of the UCD Structured PhD and provides tips for navigating through the early stages of your PhD programme. The workshop offers a forum for discussion of expectations associated with your journey towards the PhD and raises awareness of the support mechanisms available to you. The workshop also aims to provide an outline of a number of first principles of PhD research which will help you, not only with research planning, but also with your professional development. A more in-depth consideration of the individual principles (research skills, career planning, library skills, research integrity etc.) will be offered via other workshops in the UCD Transferable Skills portfolio, in some cases tailored to your broad disciplinary area. This workshop provides a forum for discussion as to why these principles are important and useful to you as an early stage researcher regardless of your area of research.
The workshop will include small group discussions with short presentations and active participation is expected.

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This workshop will outline an overview of the Structured PhD Programme in UCD. 
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Seminar (or Webinar)




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Attendance: Full Attendance Required




This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible

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