The Research Degree Supervision Module (EDM7100) will be launched on Friday 27 January 2017. The purpose of this accredited module is to prepare candidates to undertake the role of a supervisor for a research degree student. This module is compulsory for academic staff at the University of Bolton that do not have a PhD and/or those that do have a PhD but who do not have previous supervisory experience, to be able to supervise research degree students as the Director of Studies. Research supervisors with some experience willing to revisit best practices, are also welcome.

It is intended that this module will enhance, 1) the growth and provision of postgraduate doctorate students at the University of Bolton across all disciplines and, 2) staff skills and expertise in research degree student supervision.

This module will assist candidates in critically reflecting on the skills, attributes and characteristics of research degree supervisors and the role of the supervisor in the lifecycle of a postgraduate research student. Candidates will consider the regulations, code of practice, quality assurance procedures and the level of learning and research that is required for a research degree qualification. Successful completion of this module will equate to one PhD student completion for academic staff at the University of Bolton, as recorded in the Research and Graduate School.

This is a standalone module that is run as part of the MEd Professional Development (Education subject group) and can be taken as Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Sixteen members of staff attended this module last academic year including Denis Hyams-Ssekasi, Lecturer in Business and Management in the Business School, who stated the following about the module in an email sent to me on 9 June, 2016.

“The module content was very interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend this Module to anyone who is interested in supervising PhDs.”

This module will run next academic year in Semester 2, 2016/17, on a Friday between 11.30am and 1.30pm in room T4-080. To enrol, candidates will need to: 1) Seek permission from their Head of School, and; 2) Complete a University of Bolton online enrolment form.

To book your place and for more information please contact the module leader Dr. Angela Tinwell at , or the Masters in Scheme in Education pathway leader Dr. Daniela Bacova at .


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