In addition to your research project, you will undertake a comprehensive training programme addressing core technical, research, and professional skills – gaining a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in SLT Leadership integrated with your PhD.
This bespoke programme runs over the entire four years and provides you with the necessary skills for academic and industrial leadership in the field, based on elements covering core SLT skills, research software engineering (RSE), ethics, innovation, entrepreneurship, management, and societal responsibility.
The training is front-loaded to allow you to gain more technical and research skills before you start your research project in the second half of the first year.
Let’s take a look at each year
PGDip taught modules
The programme requires the completion of 120 credits of modules over your four year course. In your first year, you will study 75 credits – two 15 credit core modules, plus three 15 credit optional modules. In your second, third and fourth years you will study one 15 credit core module per year. For details of the core and optional modules, please see below
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we’ll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption