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GS55M2: BEYOND YOUR DEGREE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to progress in their degree programme and beyond into their chosen career. It focuses on the job application process, the support available from the university both during and after their degree, and the skills that apply to undertaking projects. Sessions include an introduction to the careers service, CV, cover letter and interview skills, workplace professionalism and managing projects. Online resources are provided to support transferable skill development.

The course strongly relies on self-assessment and identification of opportunities by the students to use the support sessions and online resources available. Although completion of the course is compulsory, most of the course sessions offered are optional, and completion of the course is achieved through formative assignments.

This course is the second of two courses relating to generic skills that are compulsory for all taught postgraduate students in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Ms Lynsey Christie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of this course is to give students the opportunities and resources to help develop their non-discipline specific academic and transferable skills. It also aims to help them identify and reflect on what they feel their own strengths are and the areas for development, and highlight the opportunities available to them through their programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Drug Discovery
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology
  • MSc Drug Discovery and Development
  • MSc Genetics
  • MSc Global Health and Management
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Human Nutrition
  • MSc Immunology
  • MSc Medical Imaging
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Microbiology
  • Master Of Public Health
  • Master Of Research In Medical Sciences
  • Master Of Science In Biotechnology, Bioinformatics And Bio-Business
  • Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes
  • Master Of Science In Immunology And Immunotherapy
  • Master Of Science In Industrial Biotechnology
  • Master Of Science In Molecular Medicine
  • Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology

Contact Teaching Time

5 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25, 27
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 29, 31, 33

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments


Formative Assessment

Personal development review.



Course Learning Outcomes


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