College of Business

Students at the College of Business are required to gain a minimum of 30 credits from attending taught modules which are chosen in consultation with his/her supervisor and his/her Research Studies Panel (which is a panel of two to four doctoral studies advisers that supports and advises the student and the supervisor(s) throughout the doctoral programme). 

In addition, Research Integrity Training is a compulsory element of all PhD programmes from 2019.

There are three module sets:

  • Set 1 includes modules in research methods, which provide training in methodological issues and philosophy of the social sciences.
  • Set 2 includes Academic/Subject-specific which serve to broaden and deepen knowledge of one's discipline, informing the development of the theoretical framework for doctoral research.

    Note : Students are required to secure permission to attend Academic /Subject specific modules from their Supervisor and the Module Co-ordinator/Programme Manager of the module prior to registration. 

  • Set 3 includes Transferable skills modules, sometimes referred to as generic or soft skills, provide training in the types of skills necessary for professional development.  These skills should enable PhD students to complete their doctoral research on time and enhance their professional attractiveness for potential employers.

PhD students, in consultation with their Supervisor and Research Studies Panel can choose any module across the Business School and /or university which will be useful in advancing their research capability and enhancing important transferable skills Students may review details of the above and all relevant modules here.

In a new system upgrade for the academic year 2020-21, graduate research students will register for their taught modules online. Please see the registration procedure here.

Research Modules include but are not limited to : 

Academic/Subject-specific include but are not limited to :  

Transferable Skills/Opportunities