Swansea Science Doctoral Training Centre
Swansea Science is a community committed to doing world-class research that has a positive impact globally. In October 2016, we launched the Science Doctoral Training Centre to foster a growing, vibrant community of PhD students across the College. This community is a key dynamic in our drive to be the most creative place to do science globally.
The DTC provides a competitive advantage to our postgraduate researchers, preparing them for industry and academia that increasingly looks for "T" shaped thinkers: deeply skilled in a discipline but who can connect broadly with others.
Departmental Training is targeted at skills for specific disciplines, but are available to all Science DTC students to foster “T” shaped thinking. Opportunities include:
The Joint Visible Lunch / CODAH Seminar
The BioScience Postgraduate Seminar Series
Topics include training on Social Media, Poster preparation, Writing papers, Peer review, R
BIOM25-Core Science Skills and
BIOM25B-Science Skills and Research Methods
Targeted at Bioscience and Geography Students but open to all CoS Students. Topics include: Library and internet resources including WoS, Voyager, Philosophy of science, Experimental design, Ethical issues in science, Plagiarism, Databases and spreadsheets, Presentation skills (Powerpoint and graphics packages), Data analysis with SPSS and R.
BIOM31-Term Papers for Environmental Biology
Targeted at BioScience and Geography Students but open to all CoS Students. Topics include: scientific literature searches and reviews.
The College of Science Lunchtime Seminar Series
The PhD in (Data) Visualisation Starter Kit (PVSK)
External training opportunities
We encourage our students to take advantage of external training opportunities during their PhD, such as NERC Advanced Training Short Courses