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.
- Research Skills Development
- Communicating Your Research
- Data Analysis with R
- Developing Research Expertise
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Research Postgrad Placement
- Early Stage Career Planning
- Personal Wellness and Resilience