No matter where you are in your research career, whether at the very start of your PhD, an established researcher or somewhere in the middle, skills development has a critical part to play in your employability and career development. Whilst your PhD is in itself an outstanding academic qualification, it may not be enough to prepare you for the career you aspire to and the MASTS PG Cert aims to enhance your skills and competencies. When thinking about skills development, it is often helpful to think about dividing development into ‘discipline specific’ and ‘transferrable’ professional skills. Developing both supports you to be a more effective researcher, ultimately improving the quality of your research, and enhancing your employability in many different sectors. Employers in academia and elsewhere recognise and place high value on transferable skills in prospective employees. Your research and professional skills development will have relevance to marine science and technology, giving you broad social, economic and political perspectives, and together with your transferrable skills development, will allow you to take on innovation, leadership and influencing roles across many sectors, in and out with academia.
The MASTS PG Cert provides opportunities to:
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