Researcher Development Programme

The Doctoral College coordinates a comprehensive programme of training opportunities for our doctoral researchers, both generic and Faculty-specific.

Our schedule enables students to develop the skills required to successfully complete your research degree and enhance employability.

Our programme offers a diverse range of opportunities which align with the progression of your research, from ‘Planning and Managing Research’ and developing your writing skills through to preparing for your viva voce examination.

In addition we host an annual poster competition for our research students to present their research to a non-academic audience, a superb opportunity to showcase your work and fine-tune your presentation skills! 

You will find the current course schedules and research student handbooks on these pages.

MPhil/PhD

Current course schedules

View the current schedule of training courses being delivered during the period September to December 2018.
Generic Training Course Schedule
Discipline Specific Training Course Schedule

Please note:

Booking is essential if you wish to attend a face to face course delivery.  You can book yourself onto the face-to-face deliveries by logging onto https://myresearch.dmu.ac.uk/ and going to “Skills Training Index” where you can search for specific courses or view the “Calendar of Events”

Research Development Handbooks

Research Development Programme Handbook 2018/19
This handbook refers to students enrolled from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019

Research Development Programme Handbook 2017/18 
This handbook refers to students enrolled from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018

Archive Research Development Programme Handbooks
For students who enroled before 1 October 2017

Masters by Research (MA/MSc)

Current course schedules

Students enrolled on the Masters by Research (MA/MSc) programme can only access generic training courses identified in the research development handbook for Masters by Research. Delivery dates for these courses can be found in the current research training schedule:
Generic Training Course Schedule 
Discipline Specific Training Course Schedule

Please note:

Booking is essential if you wish to attend a face to face course delivery.  You can book yourself onto the face-to-face deliveries by logging onto https://myresearch.dmu.ac.uk/ and going to “Skills Training Index” where you can search for specific courses or view the “Calendar of Events”

Research Development Handbooks

Training handbook for Masters by Research 2018/19

 

Training handbook for Masters by Research 2018/19 This refers to students students enrolled from 1 October 2018 to 30  September 2019

Training handbook for Masters by Research 2017/18 This handbook refers to students enrolled from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018


 
Archive Research Development Programme Handbooks
For students who enroled before 1 October 2017

Vitae and Midlands Hub

Vitae is the UK organisation which champions the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers in Universities and research institutions.  You will find a lot of advice and guidance concerning the doctoral experience from the students’ perspective on the Vitae website.  Vitae is organised into regional ‘hubs’ which promote researcher development in their region and De Montfort University is a member of the ‘Midlands Hub’. 

You can find more information about Vitae and the Midlands hub here:

Vitae – realising the potential of researchers 

Information for current research students
Progression administration
RTP handbook

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