The PGR Framework is a programme that provides a flexible, inclusive and progressive structure to enhance the University's approach to the support and training of postgraduate research (PGR) students. It provides the training component that accompanies the doctoral work of PGR students, designed with the flexibility required to suit students’ needs. It enables PGR students, with their supervisors’ support, to ensure that they can acquire all the necessary skills to become competent independent researchers.
This Framework is jointly offered by all the Faculties of the University, and includes development opportunities provided by the Centre for Educational Development (CED); Career and Employability Services; Academic Skills Advice; Language Centre; Library and IT Services. It also includes access to the Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI) and similar networks and external providers.
For more information contact the PGR Admin team firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I access the Research Methods Modules?
Obtain a Postgraduate Research Methods award
To obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, students will need to complete the assessments for 60 credits’ worth of modules, of which at least 40 credits must be research methods modules, and 20 credits can be subject specific modules at Level 7 from within the student’s own faculty.
To obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods, students will need to complete the assessments for 120 credits’ worth of modules, of which at least 80 credits must be research methods modules, and 40 credits can be subject specific modules at Level 7 from within the student’s own faculty. Subject specific modules are any Master's level module taught within the student’s discipline, that may cover relevant literature or theoretical approaches to the student’s topic of study.
You can find these listed on the postgraduate taught course pages or ask your supervisor or PGR administrator for suggestions.