Professional development

The Doctoral School's Professional Development Programme for Academic Year 2020/21 is now available, with the majority of the workshops being delivered twice, either in the morning or in the evening in an effort to accommodate as many of the University’s doctoral researchers as possible. The mode of delivery of each workshop can be found on the study-unit descriptions linked below.   

Applications for the semester one workshops are open on a first-come first-served basis, through the eSIMS portal, from 30 September to 7 October 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

It is of utmost importance to register only if you are sure you are able to attend the workshops on the day and time advertised. The Doctoral School has a cancellation policy whereby failure to attend more than three workshops without a valid reason for doing so will lead to not being able to attend other doctoral school workshops in future. Valid reasons for late cancellation or for missing a workshop involve illness (this needs to be corroborated with a doctor’s certificate) and unplanned leave of absence (this needs to be corroborated with documentation).

Some workshops also require that participants present some work prior to the date of the workshop. Care should be taken to follow deadlines and instructions given in the Professional Development programme catalogue or on the study-unit description.


Each workshop will run if there is a sufficient number of applicants.

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Date: 27 Oct 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Date: 1 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Part 1 - Date: 30 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Part 2 - Date: 3 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
 
Date: 19 Nov 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Date: 26 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 6 Oct 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Date: 3 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

DOC6018 - Introducing the University of Malta's Library Services to Doctoral Researchers
Date: 26 Oct 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00

*This workshop is split into two parts – Part 1 and Part 2. Attendance is required in both parts.
**This workshop will be held twice during the same semester

Date: 15 Oct 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00 

Part 1 - Date: 12 Oct 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Part 2 - Date: 19 Oct 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Date: 19 Oct 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

DOC6021 - Quantitative Research Methods: An Introduction
Date: 13 Nov 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Date: 21 Oct 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

DOC6023 - Approaching Doctoral Research through Mixed Methods**
Date: 11 Jan 2021; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Participants are requested to submit an abstract/summary of their thesis through
email: marie-louise.mangion@um.edu.mt by 4 January 2021

Date: 14 Jan 2021; Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Participants are requested to submit an abstract/summary of their thesis through
email: marie-louise.mangion@um.edu.mt by 7 January 2021

DOC6048 - Validity and Reliability in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Date: 29 Oct 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Session 1 - Date: 25 Jan 2021; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Session 2 - Date: 26 Jan 2021; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Session 3 - Date: 27 Jan 2021; Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Session 4 - Date: 1 Feb 2021; Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Session 5 - Date: 8 Feb 2021; Time: 17:00 - 21:00
Session 6 - Date: 9 Feb 2021; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Session 7 - Date: 11 Feb 2021; Time: 17:00 - 19:00


Part 1 - Date: 10 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Part 2 - Date: 11 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Part 1 - Date: 14 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Part 2 - Date: 15 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Part 1 - Date: 2 Dec 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Part 2 - Date: 3 Dec 2020; Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Date: 2 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Participants are requested to submit an abstract of their thesis through
email: belinda.gambin@um.edu.mt by 4 November 2020

Date: 25 Nov 2020; Time: 09:00 - 12:00

DOC6029 - Getting Published: The Journal Article (Life Sciences and Medicine)
Date: 12 Nov 2020; Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Date: 27 Jan 2021; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 27 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Part 1 - Date: 13 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Part 2 - Date: 4 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Participants are kindly requested to send a short description/abstract of their doctoral research (approximately 200 words) through email: ivan.callus@um.edu.mt, one week ahead of the first session.

*This workshop is split into two parts – Part 1 and Part 2. Attendance is required in both parts.
**This workshop will be held twice during the same semester
***This workshop is spread over three weeks. Attendance is required for all sessions.

Date: 17 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 19 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 20 Oct 2020; Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Date: 15 Jan 2021; Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Date: 9 Dec 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 12 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 28 Oct 2020; Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Date: 23 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00 

Date: 9 Nov 2020; Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Date: 11 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 5 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Date: 16 Nov 2020; Time: 09:00 - 12:00

Date: 23 April 2021

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