All Wiltshire`s academic
departments offer facilities for supervised research. The Postgraduate
Study Guide 2002-2003 includes information on research opportunities,
and general postgraduate study information. Enquiries about procedures
and opportunities should be directed to the Postgraduate Office.
Within these faculties research is carried out within Departments
and research groups, and inter- disciplinary research is often
organized in formal Research Centers which encompass more than
one department. and is extensive and wide-ranging..
Wiltshire University has established a number of research centers
with the aim of bringing together academic staff working on related
topics within different disciplines, and to identify specific
fields of research strength.
Research Training is important for three reasons. First, it helps
students to produce a first-rate thesis, with all the appropriate
methodological questions asked and answered. Second, the full
range of research training you receive at Wiltshire will stand
you in good stead after you leave, and as your career progresses.
Perhaps not every Research Training issue you cover here will
be applicable to your research, but you will almost certainly
want to draw on what you learn at some point in your research
career. Third, employers are increasingly interested in the general
skills you acquire in postgraduate education, as well as in the
particular thesis you write or course you complete. The Wiltshire
Research Training program is designed to meet all three of these
On completion of research training, students will be able to
evaluate the competing research strategies available, to apply
the relevant methodology to particular research questions, and
to gather and disseminate information effectively in a variety