Working Beyond Disciplines

Training for MA Social Research students only

The Working Beyond Disciplines training day introduces students to the ‘grand challenges’ within the thematic fields of their Interdisciplinary Training Pathway, and highlights the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to research. It prepares students for the cutting edge debates they will encounter at doctoral level.

The morning session consisted of a cross-pathway panel which sought to address the ‘climate emergency’ as a defining contemporary challenge which demands multi- and inter-disciplinary understanding. Scholars from within the pathways and from across the DTP partner universities explored various perspectives on climate change, drawing upon different disciplinary insights before considering how interdisciplinary approaches might bring something beyond these perspectives.

This session allowed for discussion which relates to broader debates about interdisciplinary research and policy impact, before students convened in their individual pathway groups later in the day.

A recording of the panel discussion is available below.

Pathway Specific Resources

Powerpoint files from the afternoon pathway sessions are available via the buttons below.