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    Supervising Postgraduate Research
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This module enables you to engage with the professional and theoretical underpinnings and political drivers of national developments in research and research supervision in Higher Education in the UK.

Duration 6 sessions

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Target Audience: Academic , Research KE and Teaching Staff

This page refers to the SPARK module "Supervising Postgraduate Research". For non-credit bearing supervision courses please see the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme Sharepoint site and the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme Booking System category


Please note "Supervising Postgraduate Research" no longer runs as a single course, to gain credits for this module you should complete the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme plus additional assignments. Further informtaion is provided on the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme Sharepoint site

SPARK: Supervising Postgraduate Research

Supervising Postgraduate Research is a 20 credit module that enables participants to engage with the professional and theoretical underpinnings and political drivers of developments in research supervision in Higher Education in the UK. Along with these, institutional framework(s) for research and supervision will be contextualised in the participant's academic disciplines.

This module aims to provide participants with the necessary information and reflective activities to allow them to continue to develop appropriate attitudes and aptitudes for effective research supervision in HE. 

Learning Objectives

Though participation in this module participants will:

1. Review their understanding of effective research supervision in their discipline/professional field in the context of national developments and developments in other disciplines/professional fields

2. Contextualise paradigms for research supervision in their academic disciplines

3. Assess their interpersonal skills

4. Identify areas for further development as supervisors including relevant sources of their information on policy and practice in research supervision which they can use in their development

5. Explore and reflect on mentoring and coaching models as a means of motivating postgraduate research students

6. Explore issues regarding power and its impact on the student-supervisor relationship




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Delivered By: Organisational and Staff Development Unit


Completion of the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme