YMC-60303 Modular Skills Training (MOS)

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical extensively supervised
Lecturer(s)Staff of various chairgroups
Examiner(s)prof. dr. M Mulder

Language of instruction:

English

Contents:

General description:
The modular skills training teaches skills that are necessary for graduates to function in jobs at MSc level. In consultation with the MSc study advisor an assessment is made on which skills (competences) are already mastered and which are necessary to develop (more). Based on this, the student selects a number of modules to a total of 3 credit points.

It is important for students to reach an agreement with your study adviser about which modules to follow, at a very early stage of your MSc study. Once you both agreed on which modules to take, you should register as soon as possible at CSA online. More information can also be found on the website: www.mos.wur.nl
In the MOS set up we make a distinction between three categories of modules:
1) the first category consists of refresher modules to meet the competences, required at WU - BSc graduation
2) the second category consists of academic skills at master level
3) the third category consists of modules offering additional skills training, useful for your professional careers

More information on each of the modules can be found below. (Between brackets is the abbreviation of the responsible chair group)

The first category modules:
Skills Assessment (ECS) - 1,5 credits
(meeting, presentation, argumentation, reflection and writing skills)
Computer Literacy (INF) - 1,5 credits
Information Literacy (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Speaking with Confidence (ECS) - 1,5 credits These modules should be followed as early in the academic year as possible.

The second category modules:
Advanced Presentation Skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Negotiation Skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Intercultural Communication Skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Argumentation Skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Observation Techniques (YRM) - 1,5 credits
Professional Ethics (APP) - 1,5 credits
Introduction Philosophy of Science (APP) - 1,5 credits
Scientific Writing Skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Project Planning and Organising (INF) - 1,5 credits
Interviewing Techniques (YRM) - 1,5 credits
Questionnaire Construction (YRM) - 1,5 credits

The third category modules:
Intuitive Intelligence (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Career Development Planning (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Train the trainer (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Entrepreneurial skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Consultancy skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Management skills (ECS) - 1,5 credits
Integral Leadership for Sustainable Evolution

The majority of the modules can be followed in the same period as the Academic Consultancy Training.

As a general rule, as MSc student you should at graduation master 100% of the category 1 skills, from the 2nd category relevant modules are selected in accordance with the study advisers and for instance depending on thesis and or internship requirements. Skills modules from category 3 can be chosen in line with your personal wishes and professional development plans.

Registration:
You have to register for the individual modules (not for YMC 60303) through SSC online, similarly as you register for other courses. Given the numbers of students that will enrol, it is advised to register well ahead as soon as you reach an agreement with your study adviser.

Scheduling:
For the scheduling and timetables of the modules please check the schedule website through SSC online or the MOS website.

Grades:
Your results of the modules you followed will be available through SSC online. If you take this 3 credits Modular skills course, you need to have finalized successfully two modules from the list above. For individual modules you can receive marks but no credits are shown at csa.wur.nl. However, for the whole MOS course you will receive a definite pass, once you have passed the examination of each of the two modules and have enrolled for graduation.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: MOAOrganic AgricultureMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MEESoil ScienceMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MHWHydrology and Water QualityMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MMAMeteorology and Air QualityMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MFNForest and Nature ConservationMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MILInternational Land and Water ManagementMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MPSPlant SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MPBPlant BiotechnologyMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MBEAgricultural and Bioresource EngineeringMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MGIGeo-Information ScienceMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MTOLeisure, Tourism and EnvironmentMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MCLClimate StudiesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MFQFood Quality ManagementMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MCHCommunication, Health and Life SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
Restricted Optional for: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MBIBiologyMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 4AF, 5AF, 6AF
MASAnimal SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MMLMolecular Life SciencesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MNHNutrition and HealthMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MBFBioinformaticsMSc6AF
MIDInternational Development StudiesMSc1AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
MAMAquaculture and Marine Resource ManagementMSc3AF, 5AF, 6AF