All graduate research students (Research Masters, PhD, MD and students on a Professional Doctoral programme) have the opportunity to take taught modules relevant to their area of research or for their professional development in the course of their programme. Each research programme differs in taught module requirements e.g. all UCD PhD students must take 30 credits of taught modules over the duration of their programme. These taught modules are intended to facilitate research and provide the student with important transferable skills, enhancing their career development. For information on specific research programme requirements please refer to the UCD academic regulations or Key Points webpage
Update: Registration for Spring and Summer taught modules, either via SISWeb or via an on-line request will be open from 10.00am on Tuesday 17th January 2023 to 5 pm on Tuesday, 07 February 2023. Students will notified by email from Graduate Studies as to which group they are in. Please contact email@example.com if you do not receive such a notification by Tuesday 17th January
There are two methods of registration:
Method A: The majority of PhD students can register directly to a curated selection of modules delivered by their School via SISWeb. Method A is open for Spring & Summer Trimester modules from from 10.00am on Tuesday 17th January 2023 to 5 pm on Tuesday, 7th February 2023.You will be notified by email by the 17th January whether this method is open to you.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive such a notification by Tuesday 17th January.
Note: If the module you wish to register to is not on the School listing then you can apply to register for that module via Method B.
PhD Students/Research Master's Students/MD students
Method B: Module registration is via an online registration form here. Please note that for Method B, you must allow 3-5 working days from the form submission date until you see that your record is updated. Confirmation emails will not be issued.
Registration for Spring & Summer Trimester modules is open from 10.00am on Tuesday 17th January 2023 to 5 pm on Tuesday, 7th February 2023.
Graduate Research students may, with the approval of their supervisor, register to modules outside of UCD for credit. This credit can contribute towards the 30 credit component. This recommendation can be submitted, to the Graduate Board, using the relevant template within the InfoHub Tasks menu.
External credits will be reflected on a transcript with the College specific module code (EXTLXX101) and the description ‘External Credit’. Please discuss with your supervisor if you wish to explore taking modules outside of UCD.
Students can submit an online InfoHub form to submit their application to the School. The final recommendation is assessed by the Governing Board. Further information on UCD's RPL policy can be found here.
If you requested registration close to your first lecture in your module, then the quickest way to confirm you are registered to a module is to look at your UView account under 'Current Module Registrations' . You can access UView by logging into SISWEB, Reg, Fees & Assessment (top row nav button), and then selecting UView. Please note the UView will provide a more up to date picture of your registration then Brightspace (in this instance).
Students are advised that they must discuss their choice of module with their supervisor before selecting the module online and/or completing the Google form. Please review the Registration Procedure above.
Students will be directed to the groups of modules as approved by their School. When the student seeks a module outside of this list, and possibly outside of their School, they will be advised to ensure that they have spoken to the module coordinator as well. Module Coordinators/Schools may wish to review the registration to the module(s) in case there are any students from outside their School(s).
The registration of Jan/May start students may make capacity management more challenging. Every step will be taken to address this but Schools/module coordinators with popular modules are advised to continue to keep a close eye on capacity. Messaging within forms will advise students that changes to their registration may follow (if a particular time slot proves popular).
Yes, they can either de-register from a module within SISWeb online registration (September-start students). January -start and May-start students can contact email@example.com requesting the change. Depending on the complexity of a query, a student may be referred to a School.
Opening: From 10.00am on Tuesday 17th January 2023 to for SISWeb ( Method A) and Google Form ( Method B)
Closing: 5pm on Tuesday, 07 February 2023 for SISWeb ( Method A) and Google Form ( Method B)
Module registration will open again in May 2023
Where a prerequisite is set up in the module, then this learning will be captured within online registration. Where an individual module has not been specified as a prerequisite, then students will be directed to prior learning requirements within the module descriptor (in line with normal practice).
Research Masters students are not required to complete taught modules but can do so e.g. in anticipating of changing over to a PhD, and should register via Method B if they wish to do so.
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