IS50080 PhD Skills

Academic Year 2022/2023

*** Not available in the academic year indicated above ***

In order to succeed as an academic researcher, a student must develop additional skills beyond the final construction of a thesis. This modules addresses these needs by offering students the ability to plan their research, guest lecture effectively, develop academic writing skills, complete presentations and get the most out of academic conferences.Please note this module involves guest lectures from all ICS academic staff and other staff in the College of Social Sciences and Law so in--class exercises will vary depending on instructor. The module coordinator will be responsible for administering final grades.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Construct a professional research presentation for a poster session. 2. Construct an annual review assessment (such as RPDP).3. Develop a realistic publication plan, including a detailed outline of all steps involved.4. Characterize the role of planning in completing a UCD ICS research degree.5. Summarize the ways in which academic researchers engage in service to a profession.6. Identify best practices for guest lecturing and tutoring.7. Utilize best practices for academic writing.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Teaching and learning in this module include guest lectures all ICS academic staff, active/task-based learning, and student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Annual review plan Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Presentation: Presentation Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Assignment: Publication plan Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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Name Role
Dr Marguerite Barry Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Marco Bastos Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Benjamin Cowan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Crystal Fulton Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Bahareh Heravi Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Susan Leavy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Lai Ma Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Claire McGuinness Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Kalpana Shankar Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Eugenia Siapera Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Judith Wusteman Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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