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If you are nearing the end of your DPhil, this workshop will help you develop a plan for completing your DPhil and prepare for the viva.

course details

The session will cover: 

  • What makes a good DPhil
  • Planning to write up your DPhil – structure, content and what makes good writing
  • What the viva will explore
  • What the examiners are asked to consider
  • FAQs and Q&A

intended for 

Third and fourth year DPhil students

number of places

TBC for 2017-18

course leaders

Professor David Gavaghan, Dean of the MPLS Graduate School, and Dr Justin Hutchence, MPLS Researcher Training and Development Manager

date / time

This session will take place next during Michaelmas Term 2017. Details will be published here as soon as they are available.

RDF skills

A2, B1, B2, D2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)


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