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Postgraduate Research Handbook

My Training

My Training

PLEASE NOTE the information contained on these pages refers to 2017/18 academic year.  The Research and Training Programme is currently being updated and course outlines, RTP requirements and and the new timetable will be published shortly.

If you have any queries in this regard, please contact the AMBS RTP Administrator at 


This section gives specific information on the various training opportunities, both mandatory and optional, available to you on your programme.

Research Training Programme provides information on the compulsory research and skills training you are expected to complete in year one of the programme.

ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) gives information on opportunities for training outside of Manchester, as part of the new DTP.

Researcher Development outlines the University’s expectations for your continuing development and provides tools to facilitate this.

Research Seminars shows the seminars you may attend during the academic year.

Teaching Whilst You Study provides more information on opportunities and training to teach during your programme.

Blackboard links direct to the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE), Blackboard 9.  Course materials for yoru Research Training will be available in Blackboard.