Broadening, Skills and Teaching Training

Broadening Training

All DPhil students are required to undertake 'broadening' training. (Note: CDT students should see their own course pages for details of their training programmes.)  Courses should be designed to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the Mathematical Sciences as a whole. They should, by definition, not be directly related to the topic of your dissertation. You must undertake broadening courses for 100 hours during your DPhil studies.

Skills Training and Career Development

Skills and Training for DPhil students

Developing research, subject specific, personal and professional expertise is crucial to the success of your future career.  The skills and experience that got you to where you are now will not necessarily be sufficient to get you to where you want to go next, and so it is important that you continue to develop both depth and breadth of your expertise.  The importance of this has been recognised by stakeholders such as the Research Councils and RCUK, and is now supported by two documents - the

Training in Teaching

The Mathematical Institute strongly encourages graduate students to become involved in its class teaching. To have had some teaching experience is likely to benefit your career, especially if you intend to continue in academia, where academic jobs increasingly expect some teaching experience, but also more generally as it should help you to develop your communication skills.