Transferable Skills (Oxford)

You will need to ensure by the time you reach your Transfer of Status (end of your 4th term), you have spent a minimum of 5 days (one full day=8 hours) on transferable skills courses.

Transferable Skills Programmes

Research Integrity - core course 

This introductory course is compulsory for all University of Oxford research students including CDT students. You must provide a certificate to show this has been completed as part of your transfer of status requirements.

For evidence that you have completed the core course, you will need to take and pass the quizzes at the end of each module and score an overall pass mark of 80% or over. Once you have passed all the quizzes, you will then be sent an email certificate of completion of the core course.

Research Integrity courses are available online via CoSy.

These have been designed as an introduction to good practice in research. By the end of a course, you should be able to:

  • Understand and explain the key responsibilities you have as a researcher
  • Identify the challenges you could face in meeting these responsibilities
  • Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations.

There are also further supplementary courses available, covering the following aspects of research integrity:

Industrial Enrichment Programme from Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (EPSRC CDT)

A selection of one day workshops run by the CDT in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling may be available to join. These typically run during the Easter vacation.


Enterprise Skills Programme

The MPLS Division has designed a programme of courses and events which use Enterprise as a forum for developing research skills and Research as a way of highlighting all that enterprise might offer:


IT Learning Centre's collection of online courses and resources

Oxford University IT department offers an extensive learning portfolio.

Oxford University ITLP offer many IT-related courses.


LinkedIn Learning

Free access to thousands of online courses
LinkedIn Learning is a huge library of online, video based, courses covering a wide range of software and IT related topics (as well as soft skills and business skills) for beginners through to experts. The library is available to use for free by all University members who have Single Sign On credentials.



The programme of Friday@4 events includes a mix of colloquia, skills training, and careers information, designed to support the career and personal development of our graduate students and early career researchers. Each week during term time there is a session at 4pm on Friday, usually in L1 of the Andrew Wiles Building, open to all members of the department and particularly to graduate students and early career researchers.