A number of modules for postgraduate training are available for students taking Doctoral or Master's Degrees by Research at University College Cork. These degrees allow students to take modules for credit, which will be recorded on a student's academic transcript. In some cases, modules may, with the agreement of the module coordinator, be available to audit (i.e., students may attend the sessions without completion of assessment); however, in such cases, credits will not be awarded for attendance and cannot form part of a structured programme of study.
Postgraduate training modules taken will not contribute to the final degree award, which will be based solely on the thesis. Student who wish to register for these modules should contact the relevant module coordinator for details.
All modules listed above will be taught over the academic year. Module descriptions, including details of module coordinators, are contained in the Book of Modules, 2012/2013 under Postgraduate Training Modules. General queries may be made to the Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Alan Kelly, at email@example.com. Modules coded at 7000 level are available to doctoral students only while other modules are open to both Master's and Doctoral students.
Generic and transferable skills training modules
The following modules are relevant to students in a wide range of disciplines and are designed to provide research students with an introduction to key skills which may be of use to them in their research and subsequent careers.
PG6001 STEPS - Scientific Training for Enhanced Postgraduate
Studies (5 credits)
PG6003 Teaching and Learning Module for Graduate Studies (5 credits)
PG6004 Getting Started with Graduate Research and Generic Skills (5 credits)
PG6005 Biotechniques (5 credits)
PG6006 Commercialisation Skills for Research (5 credits)
PG6008 Qualitative Data Analysis and Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software for the Social Sciences and Humanities (5 credits)
PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills (5 credits)
PG6010 Editing Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG6011 Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG6012 Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (5 credits)
PG6014 Scientific Outreach and Communication (5 credits)
PG6015 An Introduction to Research Ethics (5 credits)
PG6021 English for Postgraduate Studies (Upper-Intermediate: B2+) (5 credits)
PG6022 English for Postgraduate Studies (Lower Advanced: C1) (5 credits)
PG6023 English for Postgraduate Studies (Advanced: C1+) (5 credits)
PG6024 Qualitative Research Inquiry (5 credits)
PG7002 Professional Training of Research Postgraduates in the Humanities & Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7003 The PhD II: From Development to Completion (5 credits)
PG7004 Master Class: Contemporary Theoretical Paradigms in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 credits)
PG7005 Narratives (5 credits)
PG7006 Research Skills and Digital Research Management (5 credits)
¹PG7010 Theory & Philosophy for the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Summer School (5 credits)
¹PG7011 Theory & Philosophy for the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Summer School (10 credits)
¹PG7012 International Political Anthropology Summer School (5 credits)
¹PG7013 International Political Anthropology Summer School (10 credits)
PG7014 Creativity and Innovation for Research Students (5 credits)
PG7016 Systematic Reviews for the Health Sciences (5 credits)
PG7017 Project Management for Research Students (5 credits)
PG7018 Special Topics in the Humanitites and Social Sciences Intensive School (10 credits)
PG7019 Comparing: Objects, Approaches, Problems, Opportunities (10 credits)
PG7022 PhD Internship (for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences) (5 credits)
PG7021 An Introduction to Ethics of Health Research (5 credits)
PG7023 Classical Grounded Theory Methodology (5 credits)
ST6013 Statistics and Data Analysis for Postgraduate Research Students (10 credits)
¹Note: PG7010, PG7011, PG7012, PG7013 are taught on a residential summer school of one week's duration. Therefore, subsistence fees may apply.
Module descriptions, including details of module coordinators, are
contained in the Book of Modules, 2012/2013 under Postgraduate Training Modules.
Disciplinary training modules
In addition, a number of discipline-specific postgraduate training modules will be available for credit to students studying in specific disciplines. Students intending to take these modules are advised to contact the module coordinator in the first instance.
CM6101 Basic Postgraduate Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Problem Solving and Presentation Skills (5 credits)
CM7002 Intermediate Postgraduate Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Problem Solving and Presentation Skills (5 credits)
CM7003 Advanced Postgraduate Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Problem Solving and Presentation Skills (5 credits)
CM7004 Postgraduate Internship in Pharmaceutical Sector (5 credits)
CM7005 Theory and Application of Computational Chemistry (5 credits)
Early and Medieval Irish
CC6008 Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research (10 credits)
FE6600 An Introduction to the National and Global Food Sector (5 credits)
FS6622 Food Regulatory Affairs (5 credits)
FS6633 Innovation: From New Idea to New Product (5 credits)
PE6001 Analysis and Interpretation of Experimental Data with Mathematical and Statistical Tools (5 credits)
LW6004 Research Methods in Law (5 credits)
PL6001 Molecular and Cellular Physiology Techniques (5 credits)
PL6002 Integrated Physiology Research Methods (5 credits)
PL6003 Peer Review and Scientific Communication (5 credits)
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
LL7001 Presenting Critical Theory (5 credits)*
LL7002 Research Skills in Non-Native Languages 1*
* Note: These modules are available to doctoral students of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Departments of Italian, French, German and Hispanic Studies).
SC7604 Sociology of the Mass Media (10 credits)
SC7623 Globalisation and Culture (10 credits)
SC7624 Civilisation and Globalisation (10 credits)
SC7626 Sociology of the Public Sphere (10 credits)
SC7627 Social Pathology and Civic Health (10 credits)
SC7628 Communication and Learning in the Constitution of Society (10 credits)
Module descriptions, including details of module coordinators, are contained in the Book of Modules, 2012/2013 under Postgraduate Training Modules.