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Postgraduate Research / PhD

LEAP PhD is for postgraduate researchers (PGRs / PhD students) and is designed to help with thesis writing and academic speaking to present and defend the research.

Philosophical Stance

This module is designed to support students with understanding the meaning of philosophical stance and methodological choices for defence of the PhD, pronouncing key terms, expressing reliability and validity, giving and receiving peer feedback, and asking and answering questions.

  • Week 1 Module Introductory Session (w/c 8th October)
  • Week 2 Ontological Foundations (w/c 15th October)
  • Week 3 Epistemological Foundations (w/c 22nd October)
  • Week 4 Axiological Foundations (w/c 29th October)
  • Week 5 Quantitative Methodologies (w/c 5th November)
  • Week 6 Qualitative Methodologies (w/c 12th November)
  • Week 7 Mixed Methodologies (w/c 19th November)
  • Week 8 Methodological Controversies (w/c 26th November)
  • Week 9 Methodological Controversies (w/c 3rd December)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 10th December)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/philosophical11-1

Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/philosophical2-4

Writing the Thesis

This module is designed to support students to prepare the thesis effectively, covering important components: academic vocabulary, writing an effective introduction, writing with clarity and concluding the thesis successfully.

  • Week 1 Module Introductory Session (w/c 8th October)
  • Week 2 Academic Vocabulary (w/c 15th October)
  • Week 3 Writing an Effective Introduction Chapter  (w/c 22nd October)
  • Week 4 The Literature Review: Criticality (w/c 29th October)
  • Week 5 The Literature Review: Clarity and Coherence (w/c 5th November)
  • Week 6 Writing a Meaningful Methodology Chapter (w/c 12th November)
  • Week 7 Analysing Results to Create Discussion (w/c 19th November)
  • Week 8 Writing an Effective Conclusion and Recommendations Chapter (w/c 26th November)
  • Week 9 Articulate Abstracts (w/c 3rd December)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 10th December)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Thursdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/thesis11-1

Thursdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/thesisthurs2-4