The aim of the course is to help students bridge the gap between a Masters' degree and a PhD, especially if the Masters' degree was a clinical or professional degree with less focus on independent research and academic writing skills. The outcome of this course is that students will have a very clear idea of what the PhD journey looks like as well as have the basic skills to tackle a PhD.
The course consists of 4 modules:
Academic reading and writing skills
Computer and technical skills for PhD
Structure of a thesis
Each module lasts between 1 to 4 weeks, in addition to a 1 week introduction and conclusion. Each module is populated with tutorials, summaries and outlines that provide a list of resources to be utilised for the assessments to be completed. Students should allocate at least 6 hours a week to get through the course material and assessments.
A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants on successful completion of the course.