Throughout the world of science, engineering, technology and business, the ability to pursue research is seen as a requisite for continued career progression in the appropriate subject discipline. This module introduces students to the nature of research and the processes involved in carrying out research. General research approaches and methods for research will be introduced including literature searching, evaluation and reviewing. This general introduction will be followed by the inclusion of topics specifically designed to meet the requirements of the students’ programme of study.
PhD funding is available from various UK Research Councils such as the Medical Research Council , the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as well as from various trusts and charities. For example, the School is part of the BBSRC-funded EASTBIO partnership and the ESRC-funded Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences . In addition, the School of Psychology and Neuroscience usually has a small number of School-funded PhD scholarships. Application deadlines for most scholarships are in early January for a September start.