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Graduate Research Students

Training (PGR)

General skills training

College guidelines suggest a minimum ten days of general skills training per year, of which up to three can be related to research.

Training Needs Analysis

At the start of each year of study a Training Needs Analysis must be carried out by supervisors with their students. You and your supervisor will need to identify skills you need to improve or acquire and use this as a basis for devising a training plan for the coming year. 

The training you undertake should be noted in your Individual Progress Reviews. Courses booked via Skills Forge will import in to the IPR automatically.

Broadening scientific training

PGR students are required to have attended the equivalent of at least 40 lecture hours of post-graduate level mathematics or scientific courses not in the immediate area of the thesis before their upgrade. These courses may be chosen from those of (for example) the London Taught Course Centre (LTCC), the London Graduate School in Mathematical Finance, King's System Biomedicine Graduate Programme, MSc programmes, or graduate schools (such as summer schools) in the UK or abroad. After the upgrade, as a guide Mathematics students are expected to continue their broadening training by attending a further 20 lecture hours in their second year and 10 hours in their third year.

Training courses



11 May 2018
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