- PGR research training induction presentation (, 77 Kbytes)
The main contacts for research training in the School are Dr Jerome de Groot, Director of Research Training in the Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Emily Bannister, Postgraduate Research Development Officer (email@example.com)
Humanities Research Training @ The University of Manchester
Research training in the Humanities at The University of Manchester is governed by The Researcher Development Framework (RDF). The RDF, used by Higher Education Institutions across the UK, is a professional development tool, developed by Vitae, to help researchers at all stages of their careers to understand the knowledge, attributes and skills required to succeed as a professional researcher in Higher Education or beyond. Empirical data, collected from interviews with researchers, underpins the RDF, and it therefore offers a real insight into what professional researchers and academics believe is needed to progress in a research career. It also equips researchers with a universal language with which to articulate their abilities. All the training that takes place within the Faculty has been mapped according to the RDF. For more information please visit the interactive version of the tool: www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/researcherdevelopment/RDF
Research Training Programmes
Within the Humanities at Manchester there are three research training programmes offered to those registered for a PhD. All three programmes dovetail with one another to address common training needs concerning research methodology and training in the process of undertaking a research degree.
artsmethods@manchester is the programme that has been specifically designed for those conducting research in the arts, languages & cultures. The artsmethods programme offers a series of workshops, events and initiatives which focus on research methods and approaches to research in the arts, languages & cultures. The website also offers artsmethods resources, including podcasts and videocasts. For more details please visit www.artsmethods.manchester.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
methods@manchester is the programme which offers workshops and events focusing on research methods in the humanities & social sciences. The website also offers comprehensive resources for research methods in the humanities and social sciences, including podcasts and videocasts. For more details please visit www.methods.manchester.ac.uk or email email@example.com.
The Researcher Development Programme
The Researcher Development Programme works alongside artsmethods@manchester and methods@manchester to offer workshops and events which focus on the research process. There is also a section of the website devoted to resources for PGRs. For more information please visit http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/researcherdevelopment/RDF/
LLC Conceptual Skills Seminars
A series of Conceptual Skills seminars dealing with key concepts in research in the Humanities take place fortnightly throughout the year. The sessions last approximately an hour and a half. Students are expected to participate and to bring their own research to bear on the discussion. It is intended that the content of each session is flexible, to allow as much time as possible for discussion of the seminar topics. The topics are also deliberately broad in scope, to enable speakers to approach them from a variety of perspectives.
The School of Social Sciences
The School of Social Sciences offers a course in Qualitative Research Methods (QRM) which may be of interest to some LLC students. Before enrolling on this course, students should heed the instructions provided in the LLC PG Research Training handbook. The QRM handbook can be accessed via: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/pg/handbooks/
Training Opportunities beyond the University
'Vitae' supports the personal, professional and career development of researchers and builds on the work and activities of the UK GRAD programme for postgraduate researchers and UK Higher Education Researcher Development (UKHERD) network for research staff. For more details see the Vitae website. The North West Hub Manager is Emma Gillaspy (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is based at the University of Manchester.
AHRC National Research Training Network in Modern Languages
SLLC is a member of the AHRC National Research Training Network in Modern Languages. The Network aims to develop and provide subject-specific research training for all UK-registered PhD/MPhil students in Modern Languages, including non-European languages. The Hub for North-West England is at the University of Leeds.
You may find the following documents of interest:
Training for the Viva Examination
Coherence and Clarity of Objectives in Doctoral Projects