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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 28th January)
  • Week 2 Ontological Foundations (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Epistemological Foundations (w/c 11th February)
  • Week 4 Axiological Foundations (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 Methodological Choices (w/c 25th February)
  • Week 6 Methodological Choices (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 7 Methodological Cohesion (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 8 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 18th March)
  • Week 9 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/philos111

Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/philos24

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 28th January)
  • Week 2 Academic Vocabulary (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Writing an Effective Introduction Chapter  (w/c 11th February)
  • Week 4 The Literature Review: Criticality (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 The Literature Review: Clarity and Coherence (w/c 25th February)
  • Week 6 Writing a Meaningful Methodology Chapter (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 7 Analysing Results to Create Discussion (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 8 Writing an Effective Conclusion and Recommendations Chapter (w/c 18th March)
  • Week 9 Articulate Abstracts (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Thursdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/thesiswriting111jan