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Postgraduate Study


All postgraduate students receive training in research skills via their department or faculty's postgraduate training programme.

In addition, although not a formal part of your course, there is plenty of opportunity to attend courses in generic skills. These are largely provided by the faculties in collaboration with constituent departments, the Centre for Personal and Professional Development, and the Careers Service.

Courses and seminars are offered on a variety of topics, including skills for conference presentations, understanding entrepreneurship, how to stay motivated, how to recognise and take advantage of career opportunities, career planning, and project management.

These courses will both support your postgraduate study and provide you with good key skills that will help you further your subsequent career. Such courses are not compulsory, but students are advised to take full advantage of the opportunities that are available. 

My department is supportive and provides useful opportunities to acquire research skills as well as more general skills, such as teaching and conference organising.

Calum, PhD in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic