UCC CPD courses

Science Writing for the Agri-Food Researcher (UCD - FDSC40470)

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  • Title

    Science Writing for the Agri-Food Researcher (UCD - FDSC40470)

  • Code

    FS6627

  • College

    Science, Engineering and Food Science

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time

  • Qualifications

    CPD Module

  • Fees

    €625.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    • Candidates must be holders of an honours BSc degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element Food or Agricultural Science, with a minimum of second class honours Grade 2 or equivalent. • Candidates should be concurrently registered (or intending to register) for a Research Degree programme (e.g. MRes, MSc or PhD). OR • Hold a level 9 or level 10 degree in a food science, nutrition, engineering or science related discipline and • Be currently working in a food, agri-food or related organisation on a developmental programme (for example a post-doctoral fellowship) as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    TBC

  • Credits

    5

  • Start Date

    TBC

Outline

Module Objective: This module gives researchers in the Agri Food Sector an overview of the different areas of writing and communication skills in this specialised area, depending on your audience, medium and aim. It includes practical workshops with feedback.

Module Content: The scientific publication process; good scientific writing principles; getting published and making an impact; when to publish and when to patent; writing a research proposal; writing your thesis; ethics and publication; communicating with non-scientific audiences; writing a press release; communicating with Stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Prepare a scientific manuscript for publication.
  • Write documents in a high standard of scientific writing.
  • Design a basic scientific presentation and poster on a topic of scientific interest.
  • Communicate complex scientific material to a non-scientific audience.
  • Prepare a simple press release on a scientific topic.
  • Prepare a précis from large documentation working to time pressure.

Requirements

  • Candidates must be holders of an honours BSc degree, or equivalent qualification, in a discipline with a significant element Food or Agricultural Science, with a minimum of second class honours Grade 2 or equivalent.
  • Candidates should be concurrently registered (or intending to register) for a Research Degree programme (e.g. MRes, MSc or  PhD).

OR

  • Hold a level 9 or level 10 degree in a food science, nutrition, engineering or science related discipline and
  • Be currently working in a food, agri-food or related organisation on a developmental programme (for example a post-doctoral fellowship) as deemed appropriate by the programme Academic Director.

 

Fees and Costs

Module Fee: €625.00

Application Fee: €35.00

 

How Do I Apply

  

 TBC

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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