Handbook for PhD Students
This PhD Handbook serves a dual purpose: it defines the research methodology of our group and gives general advice to students, and it sets out standards and processes which all students in the group are expected to strive for.
Those of you who are in CDT-funded PhD programmes will have to take a few courses during their first year. Normal PhD programmes don't require courses, but students are still allowed to attend courses if they wish (but they don't count towards the degree). I don't expect you to take courses if it's not required for your degree, though it may be a good idea if you find that you need to fill some gaps in your knowledge relevant to your research. You can attend courses without doing the assessed courseworks and exams.
The School and University also provide a number of training courses for PhD students.