The Structured PhD programme offers added value to the core component of doctoral training. Students on this programme are offered disciplinary or dissertation specific modules, as well as generic and transferable skills designed to meet the needs of an employment market that is wider than academia.The Structured programme is offered on a full-time (over 4 years) or part-time (over 6 years) basis.

The programme is flexible and student centred, as candidates choose their own pathways in consultation with their Supervisor and Graduate Research Committee.

Core Structure

The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD and is weighted at 330 ECTs for a 4-year funded PhD (340 ECTs for 3-year funding).

Students select appropriate graduate skills activities/modules each year in consultation with their Supervisor and/or Postgraduate Research Committee as follows:

Skills Categories: (i) Problem Based Learning; (ii) Publication/Dissemination; (iii) Formal Training (from a range of Discipline-specific, Interdisciplinary and Generic modules)

ECTs are recorded in the annual GRC report. Formal registration for GS skills modules is encouraged to supplement ECTs recorded in a student's GRC report.

The College Graduate Studies Manual details all of the requirements and registration procedures involved in the Structured programme:

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