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Research Training Programme

Postgraduate study is demanding. You need a clear understanding of your discipline and the contribution you intend to make. Whatever your chosen field you will require research skills, but you will also need to develop a wider range of personal transferable skills. We will get you off to a good start at the outset and throughout your studies with our Research Training Programme, which offers around 2,000 places each year. 

Professional development 

The Programme is open to all full- and part-time students registered for higher degrees by thesis. The courses provide training which is relevant for the professional development of all postgraduates, irrespective of their particular area of study, and is intended to complement the training offered by departments, which is normally discipline specific. The skills you will acquire are intended to help your research at Durham and also to enhance your life skills and employability.

We will complement your discipline specific training by offering workshops and courses covering

  • Research skills and techniques
  • The research environment
  • Research management
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Networking and teamworking
  • Career management.

If you would like further details, please contact:

Dr Lowry McComb
Director of Postgraduate Training
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3744