Course Content

Undergraduate Dissertation – Getting Started

This session deals with the final year Undergraduate Dissertation.  Participants will be walked through an understanding of how dissertations are written at Cambridge University.  What are the objectives of the dissertation?  How do you find an interesting topic, formulate an idea and tackle research at this level?  Student should have an idea of their research interest and the workshop will work on your area and guide you through how you can tackle this important piece of work that impacts your lifetime Degree classification.

 

 

Masters Dissertation – Getting Ahead

This session deals with the technicalities of a Masters Dissertation.  How does a Masters Dissertation distinguish itself?  What are the requirements in terms of technical level and academic integrity?  How does one formulate credible Literature Reviews and how do research questions flow from Literature Reviews?  This workshop is hands-on and students should have some idea of a research area that they would like to investigate.

 

How To Write An Outstanding Research Proposal

One of the most popular workshops offered by C-CASE at Cambridge University focuses on the PhD Research Proposal.  In order to be accepted onto any PhD programme, prospective candidates are required to write a research proposal that outlines the research idea, the proposed methodology and a strong justification of the research question.  A strong research proposal will ensure a positive response from the reader and will help clarify the path of progress.  Any student thinking of doing a PhD or in the process of writing a proposal should attend this one-day workshop.

 

How To Write A World Class PhD Thesis

This event is by far the most popular workshop that C-CASE offers.  Participants are guided through the entirety of all steps in the PhD process.  The session begins with Idea to Title formulation.  What makes a good research area?  Is it justifiable and where are the gaps in the literature that justify the research?  What is the best method of analysis and how do you make your conclusions meaningful?  This revolutionary hands-on experience gives tangible help and advice with the day spent on working on your ideas, gaining perspectives and placing your work on a clear path to successful, on-time graduation.

 

Excellence In Literature Review

At Cambridge and Oxford University, all excellent, world class research is underpinned by an effective, organised and systematic review of academic literature.  How is this achieved?  This workshop focusses on the Literature Review process.  How is literature searched?  What databases are available and what parameters constitute a gap?  How do you organise your review and demonstrate clear gaps that form the justification for strong, relevant research questions?  This is a hands-on session and participants are advised to have an area of study in mind.

 

Critical Thinking

To what extent do people unconsciously take on ideas from the society in which they were raised? Are we all unwitting products of forces we did not choose? This course combines philosophy with critical theory to examine why the world is the way it is. Students call on a range of thinkers to analyze the political and societal trends that define the 21st century. They learn to interrogate information, discuss controversial topics sensitively, and construct persuasive arguments.

 

Global Business

Students explore the tools and structures of international commerce, focusing on free enterprise, economic development, and engagement with the global marketplace. Visiting the University's renowned Judge Business School, students obtain first-hand experience of a cutting-edge business education.

 

Leadership Skills

The aims of this workshop are for students to gain a more focused understanding of what they have to offer and how to take action and lead, regardless of their interests or career paths.  This Interactive workshops discusses goal-setting, communication, negotiation and team-building.  Students learn from case studies drawn from history and business to gain a perspective on what it takes to lead successfully in their arena of choice.

 

Medicine And The Brain

Students examine the development of medicine with a focus on neuroscience. They learn the main principles of cognitive psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and clinical methods and practices and study the technology behind such diagnostic tools as CT and MRI scanners.

 

Philosophy

Students explore a host of topics drawn from major philosophical, literary, and religious texts. They consider fundamental questions through ancients like Plato and Aristotle; Oxford philosophers like Hobbes and Locke; idealists like Kant; iconoclasts like Nietzsche; and contemporary philosophers.

 

The Future Of War

By analyzing recent conflicts, students get to grips with the variable nature of the 21st century battlefield, from urban counterinsurgency and asymmetric conflicts to cyber war. New and emerging warfighting technologies and their impacts are studied, including manned and autonomous drones, cyber worms like Stuxnet, self-guided bullets, and radically improved stealth cloaking of planes and ships. The ethical and strategic implications of these changes are considered, as are opportunities for diplomacy and peace.

 

Global Politics

This fusion of international relations, law, political science, and war studies challenges students to understand the order and disorder of the modern world. Technological connectivity and the spread of democracy has streamlined and strengthened global culture. But the rise of rogue states and the clash of civilizations in the Middle East has presented more challenges to the unity of nations than ever before.