Programme schedule

The Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (DRDP) consists of formal workshops, specialist skills sessions, APR briefings and independent study (PDP). The content is carefully designed to support your research and academic progress and is delivered by academic staff, University specialists and external facilitators who are recognised in the HE sector for their expertise and high quality support of doctoral research.

In each Year section, you will the schedule for both Faculty and University workshops, specialist skills sessions and any additional support available for the 2016–17 academic year. Please take note of any guidance and booking instructions for specialist skills sessions.

If you are following the part-time study mode your attendance on the DRDP should complement your own study and research project. This will vary from student to student. Please be aware that, during your first year in particular, you need to make a time commitment and plan for this in order to give yourself the best start possible. In your first year you must attend Faculty Workshop 1, University Workshop 1 and the Teaching and Learning Workshop. Your Faculty DRDP Co-ordinator can provide guidance on how best to engage with further elements of the programme.

If you are moving into your second or a subsequent year of study and you have missed any of the previous workshops you are welcome to book a place by contacting the relevant facilitator (you can see their name/s in the workshop information in the VRE) or Faculty co-ordinator. If you need further advice please contact the University DRDP Co-ordinator. All contact details can be found on our Key contacts page.

View the 2016–17 DRDP Schedule by using the links for each academic year of the programme:

Year 1 (September 2016 cohort and January 2017 cohort)
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4

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Research degrees

We offer a diverse and highly regarded research degree programme reinforced by our Graduate School.