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Trinity Careers Service offers two accredited modules as part of the Trinity Structured PhD.

These modules support PhD students with career planning, critical reflection and decision-making and offer unique opportunities to prepare for careers in academia and/or industry.  

We offer a 5 ECTS module on Careers and Employability, and a 10 ECTS module on Careers, Employability and Work-based Learning, developed in collaboration with industry partners. The modules are offered in a blended learning format, which includes an online Skills Audit tool and a range of assessments. In 2024 students also have the option of auditing the 5 ECTS module, where you can register to attend the in-person workshops and access the online sessions, without submitting any assessments. The modules are open to students in all years of a full-time or part time PhD across all disciplines. 

These modules are open for registration from 14th November 2023.

By the end of these modules, participating PhD students will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on, develop and articulate their skills in relation to their PhD and for the workplace
  • Create a career path that reflects their beliefs, values, interests and potential
  • Apply tools to proactively manage their own career
  • Create meaningful connections with PhD students from other disciplines and industry partners/alumni
  • Critically evaluate a work-based learning experience (secured by the student) in terms of their future career direction (10 ECTS module only)

Module Overview

Watch what the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Martine Smith, and the Director of Trinity Careers Service, Orla Bannon have to say.

Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Martine Smith (2 mins)

Director of Trinity Careers Service, Orla Bannon (3 mins)