Research Training Programme Modules

The RTP consists of modules and short courses on research methods, theories and philosophies of the social sciences and humanities, thesis writing and other generic skills relevant to PhD study.

FASS501  Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences new research student induction session
FASS502  Introduction to the Library and Literature Searching
FASS506L  Designing, Undertaking and Surviving Doctoral Research - Cohort 2
FASS506M  Designing, Undertaking and Surviving Doctoral Research - Cohort 1
FASS507  Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
FASS507d  Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (online distance learning)
FASS508  Quantitative Research Methods Introduction
FASS508d Quantitative Research Methods 1 (online distance learning)
FASS510  Qualitative Research Methods
FASS512  Quantitative Research Methods 2
FASS512d  Quantitative Research Methods 2 (distance learning )
FASS513  Approaches to Qualitative Analysis: A Workshop for Second and Third Year PGRs
FASS516d  Thesis Writing (First Year Students only) (distance)
FASS516L  Thesis Writing (First Year Students only) - Cohort 2
FASS516M  Thesis Writing (First Year Students only) - Cohort 1
FASS517  Discourse Analysis
FASS519  Presenting Conference Papers
FASS519d Presenting Conference Papers (distance learning)
FASS521  Writing for Publication (Second/Third/Final Year Students only)
FASS521d  Writing for Publication (Second/Third/Final Year Students only) (distance learning)
FASS522M The Ethics Approval Process at Lancaster University: How to Write an Application to the University's Ethics Committee - Cohort 1
FASS522L The Ethics Approval Process at Lancaster University: How to Write an Application to the University's Ethics Committee - Cohort 2
FASS605  Gramsci
FASS611d  Ethnography (distance learning)
FASS618  The PhD Viva: Tragedy or Triumph? (Final Year Students only)
FASS619  Advanced Thesis Writing (Second Year Students only): Refocusing the Thesis
FASS619d  Advanced Thesis Writing (Second Year Students): Refocusing the Thesis (distance)
FASS620  Advanced Thesis Writing (Final Year Students only): Towards Completion
FASS620d  Advanced Thesis Writing (Final Year Students only): Towards Completion (distance)
FASS625 Ethics in Arts and Social Science Research - a self-learning resource
FASS626  Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory
FASS627  Spatial Theory
FASS628  Interdisciplinarity
FASS629  Textual Practice
FASS634  Introduction to Engaging with Government and Politics (Second/Third/Final Year Students only)
FASS635  Karl Marx
FASS636  Crisis: Critical Approaches
FASS637 Qualitative Research Interviews - Methods and Practice
FASS638d Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti (distance learning)
FASS639d Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo 11 (distance learning)
FASS641 Career Planning for FASS PGR Students
FASS642A PhD Writing Groups (Second and Third Year Students only) – Cohort 1
FASS642B PhD Writing Groups (Second and Third Year Students only) – Cohort 2
FASS642C PhD Writing Groups (Second and Third Year Students only) – Cohort 3
FASS642D PhD Writing Groups (Second and Third Year Students only) – Cohort 4
FASS642E PhD Writing Groups (Second and Third Year Students only) – Cohort 5
FASS642F PhD Writing Groups (Second and Third Year Students only) – Cohort 6
FASS644 Participatory Research - Achieving Impact
FASS645 Making Research Count: Engaging with Quantitative Data
FASS646 Critical Theory for Postgraduate Research
FASS647 Risky Research: Ethics, Reflexivity, and Risk