Postgraduate Supports and Resources

Postgraduate Training Modules

The postgraduate training modules have been identified as generic and transferable skills relevant to PhD student education at University College Cork. Their relevance may vary upon experiential learning, disciplinary and professional development needs. PhD students may take a selection of these modules as part of their Structured PhD or as stand alone modules where the credits would appear on the academic transcript of results (but not on the final degree parchment).

For a 3 year PhD, the maximum number of credits that can be undertaken is 30 credits.

For a 4 year PhD, the maximum number of credits that can be undertaken is 90 credits.

For a listing of the Postgraduate Training Modules available please click here.

Student Academic Support


While completing your MSC or PhD you may find your motivation is beginning to wane or even completely vanish!

You may find that some days you are very productive and other days completely unproductive but are unsure of the reason why.

Would you like the opportunity to sit down and take the time to reflect on what behaviours and thoughts you are engaging in are helping you reach your goal, and which are stopping you from finally handing in that hardbound thesis?

The College of SEFS is offering 3 free one-to-one coaching sessions per student.  The following areas are covered.

- Motivational Hints and Tips

- Time Management

- Work Life Balance

- How to recognize and minimize distractions 

- How your thoughts and behaviours can help or hinder you in reach your goal.

To make an appointment please contact Trish O Shaughnessy on  



Graduate Studies Office

International Office

Fees Office

Student Records and Examinations Office

Student Wellbeing

For a full listing of Student Supports available in UCC, please click here.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork