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Module code: GST11
Credits: 5
Semester: 2
International: No
Overview Overview

Dissertation completion and viva preparation

- Managing the completion process; challenges and difficulties; time management; writing and editing; review of MU requirements
- Technical aspects of the thesis; title; abstracts, acknowledgements, table of contents; referencing; tables and diagrams; technical production; making corrections; malpractices and intellectual property
- Aims and purpose of the viva; advance preparation; in the viva; MU regulations
- Surviving the viva: Workshop with 4 recent graduates

Dissemination of dissertation research
- Developing a publishing and wider dissemination strategy that enhances career prospects
- Writing for journals; selecting a journal; what editors look for; how refereeing works; revising and editing;
- Writing a book; securing a book contract; writing for other media; copy-editing and the production process
- Organizing events

Post-PhD career
- Career paths and strategy; research and teaching careers (plus stories of three early career scholars)
- Networking and building a profile both inside and outside academia; Effective use of social media
- Securing grants and scholarships
- CV and cover letter writing; references; interviews; negotiations

Research students must speak with their supervisor(s) before registering for Graduate Skills (GST) modules. Students can register via their Student Web Portal, or by emailing

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