Employers, funding agencies and professional bodies increasingly ask that postgraduate students have undergone training of this kind, so it is designed to be a major contributor to your Personal Development Planning.
To meet the requirements of the scheme, you choose training modules from a range offered by our parent universities. There are two main types of module:
By choosing a mixture of these modules, you can put together a programme that is tailored to your individual needs, as agreed with your supervisor and thesis advisory panel. The Academic Lead for postgraduate training can also advise you about this.
You may also be able to take accredited modules at other universities, or to include your own accredited prior learning. You should discuss these possibilities with your supervisor. If you apply for accredited prior learning, we will consider whether to approve this.
The number of training scheme credits you need for your degree is shown below.