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The University of Southampton
Doctoral College

Faculty Training

Core Training

All Faculties at Southampton must provide students with access to a core set of training which is outlined in Your PhD in the Handbook. The core training will be delivered by Faculties in a variety of ways, as outlined below.

Mandated University-level training

In addition, all new doctoral researchers must complete the following mandated training. Failure to complete successfully the mandated training below is a failure to meet the progression requirements and so will result in a failure to progress.

Postgraduate researchers commencing their studies in 2021/22 must complete the following by the time they undertake their Academic Needs Analysis:

Please note that you'll need to be logged into your Office 365 account in order to access the mandatory training page, which is hosted on the new PGR Development Hub SharePoint site.

Online training on data management will be provided by the Library and should be completed by all doctoral researchers commencing their studies in 2021/22 by the time of their first formal progression review.

Faculty Training

Your Doctoral Programme Director may recommend for you to complete a School-approved course, which will be run locally. In Health Sciences, we provide PGR students with access to taught modules from our MRes programme. These modules cover design & methods, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, conducting research in clinical settings and planning your research. Information on the courses on offer will be available on the Health Doctorates Blackboard site.

Whether delivered at University or School level, all demonstrator or teacher training should be recorded on PGR Tracker. Please note, attendance data will automatically upload from Gradbook to PGR Tracker/PGR Manager.

School/subject specific training

  • Design and methods for Research
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Conducting Clinical Research
  • Developing Research skills
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