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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 7th October)
  • Week 2 Ontological Foundations (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Epistemological Foundations (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 Axiological Foundations (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 Methodological Choices (w/c 4th November)
  • Week 6 Methodological Choices (w/c 11th November)
  • Week 7 Methodological Cohesion (w/c 18th November)
  • Week 8 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 25th November)
  • Week 9 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 2nd December)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 9th December)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

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 7th October)
  • Week 2 Academic Vocabulary (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Writing an Effective Introduction Chapter  (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 The Literature Review: Criticality (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 The Literature Review: Clarity and Coherence (w/c 4th November)
  • Week 6 Writing a Meaningful Methodology Chapter (w/c 11th November)
  • Week 7 Analysing Results to Create Discussion (w/c 18th November)
  • Week 8 Writing an Effective Conclusion and Recommendations Chapter (w/c 25th November)
  • Week 9 Articulate Abstracts (w/c 2nd December)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 9th December)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Thursdays 11am - 1pm

Thursdays 2pm - 4pm