Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Articulate the range of purposes of communicating about science;
- Identify the common features of effective communication in written and oral forms;
- Understand the importance of leadership, project management skills and ethical standards within scientific working environments;
- Acquire skills in the analysis of research through data, statistics or computation;
- Demonstrate improved self-reflection and practical skills within a work project/placement scenario;
- Apply their scientific skills in a range of workplace settings.
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Skills for Scientists provides graduate students in Science with specialist training in organisational management, communication and leadership, across a broad range of settings. Students study coursework subjects which have been designed to provide the broad, transferable, and practical skills and learning outcomes that the market demands and are appropriate for enhancing employability in any business or organisation that requires the expertise of science graduates. These subjects develop the theoretical and practical knowledge required to become a successful manager, communicator and leader, such as: decision-making, motivating and leading people, and developing communication strategies.