Research Training Programme

The LUMS Research Training Programme is made up of modules and seminars.

The modules studied depend on the degree programme you are registered on and your prior research training. All full-time PhD students follow a research training pathway and study modules selected by their supervisors. There are four research training pathways in Accounting and Finance, Economics, Business and Management and Management Science.

For the Business and Management pathway, the core modules are described in the research training handbook (pdf file).

The research training seminars are open to all PhD students. The seminars can be broadly divided into the following four categories:

  1. Managing your PhD - a series of three seminars that explore the PhD journey from years 1–3, focusing on the typical issues that many researchers encounter at each stage of that journey.
  2. Practical survival skill - a series of seminars which focus on practical skills, varying from surviving panels, reviews and vivas to avoiding ethical and plagiarism pitfalls and presenting your work at conferences.
  3. Writing and publications - these seminars focus on developing your writing skills right from the initial literature review through to publishing your research.
  4. Research methods - a group of seminars that look at qualitative and quantitative research specifically in the management discipline.

Currently Dr Casey Wilson convenes the research training sessions. For further information and timings of specific sessions, please refer to the research training handbook (pdf file).