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Structured Modules for Postgraduate Study

Taught Modules and other Approved Learning 

  • A minimum of 15 and maximum of 30 ECTS credits of approved learning contribute to the Structured PhD;
  • The 5-credit Core Research Skills Module is mandatory for all students unless a student has obtained RPL for previous completion of a module of equivalent content and level. The remaining credits may be accumulated through approved learning in the form of relevant transferrable skills modules, discipline-specific modules and work-placement or other professional learning which are eligible for inclusion in the programme schedule.
  • The 15 mandatory credits of approved learning should normally be at levels 10, 9 or 8 and may include a work placement module (Appendix I).
  • It is anticipated that taught modules and other approved learning will be front-loaded to an extent but allowing enough time for sufficient progress in the research project to facilitate transfer to a Masters register where necessary;
  • The student will be required to pass all mandatory taught modules and other approved learning prior to submission of the research thesis;
  • Taught modules and other approved learning may be grouped to form a Supplemental Award12, i.e. a Certificate or Diploma that is in addition to PhD. Any such award must first be approved through CIT’s academic procedure for validation of Special Purpose, Minor and Supplemental Awards.

Module Descriptors: