PhD Competence Model

To develop your academic and transferable skills, the GSLS offers a wide variety of courses that we classify according to the PhD Competence Model. This model contains a set of core competencies every PhD candidate should have. Next to academic skills, it emphasises personal development and career orientation. To help you identify what skills and competencies you may want to develop or improve, we encourage you to take a self-assessment of competence development. This tool provides you with the possibility of monitoring your development during your PhD journey. We advise you to do this yearly, as part of your preparation for your annual PhD progress meetings.

The PhD programme offers education in discipline-relevant research skills and knowledge, while the PhD Course Centre offers programme-overarching courses tailored to developing other academic and transferable competencies. Your PhD programme coordinator can give you information about the training that the particular programme offers. Have a look at the website of the PhD Course Centre to find up-to-date education programmes.

Competence areas of the PhD Competence Model