Postgraduate Modules

The school offers a range of postgraduate modules listed below for PhD researchers and research MSc students. These modules are based on the competencies outlined in the Irish Universities Associations PhD Skills Statement

Each module is 3 days in length, has an assignment component and is worth 5 ECTS. Modules are designed to use a variety of teaching techniques, lecture and workshop format, to enable researchers to identify their competencies and areas for development in their research and also with a view to their future career choice.

All modules will be delivered on UCD Belfield campus, venues to be confirmed. Students wishing to register for these modules should contact the graduate administrator in their school or programme office for a registration form. 

Statistical Analysis for Research – FDSC50040 

Effective Leadership and Management Skills - FDSC 50010

Science Writing and Presenting Skills - FDSC50050                     

Media Skills for Scientists - FDSC50020                                         

Hot Topics in Agriculture & Food Research - FDSC50030                             

Innovation & Impact for Scientists - FDSC50000         

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Executive Education 

An ambition of the School is to develop continued professional education offerings for public and private sectors in the area of agriculture and food.  A number of initiatives are currently underway in the form of online formal technical qualifications as well as face to face bespoke leadership and development programmes. If this is something you are interested in discussing further please contact or .