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PhD Students: PG7048

PG7048 Generic and Transferable Skills Portfolio

A 5 credit generic and transferable skills portfolio module (PG7048) is now available. See PG7048 Portfolio Module Template for further details. Please send an electronic version of your application from to

External Course/Module Recognition

PhD/PhD Track students can apply for recognition of modules taken outside of UCC. If you have taken or plan to take courses or modules outside UCC and wish to get credits towards your PhD, you will need to complete an External Course/Module Recognition Form and return to the CoMH Graduate Studies Office (, for approval.

Information of Supervisors

Below are links to recordings from the viva workshop for staff who are supervising doctoral students which was held "live" via MS Teams on Thursday 4th February 2021. 


Recording 1

 -Navigating the research examination process (Danielle Heffernan, Graduate Studies Office)

-Selecting the examiners and their role (Prof. Liam Marnane, School of Engineering)

-The role of the supervisor in the examination and preparing your student (Dean of Graduate Studies)


Recording 2

 -Life after the viva, advising students on careers (Deirdre Parker, Career Services)

-Applying for Postdoc Funding (Niamh Mundow, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation)

-The end of the viva and the reports. What can go wrong? Appeals and problems (Prof. Conor O’Mahony, School of Law)

-Final thesis submission and access categories (Eoghan Ó Carragáin, Boole Library)

College of Medicine & Health Graduate Studies

3rd Floor Erinville Hospital, Western Road University College Cork, Cork,