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Research Training PGCert

This course equips you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and aptitudes to undertake advanced research.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 8 February 2023 register now

Overview

Our research training course prepares you for doctoral research. This could be in the social sciences, arts and humanities or in either the public or private sector.

The qualification meets the learning outcomes at certificate level in the national higher education qualifications framework.

This Research Training PGCert is delivered at Faculty level. Training takes place in an interdisciplinary environment. It is relevant to students from a wide range of disciplines.

This research training is also open to you if you're an international student in the second or third year of PhD courses in your own country. It allows you to study abroad for a minimum of six months.

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What you'll learn

You'll study optional and compulsory modules.

 

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

How to apply


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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Leigh Whitlie
Learning and Teaching Administrator (Research)
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5855
Email: hass.pgtraining@ncl.ac.uk

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