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About the Course

This MOOC is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises befitting SOAS, University of London's status as a research-intensive university and its rich research heritage. The course will appeal to those of you who require an understanding of research approaches and skills, and importantly an ability to deploy them in your studies or in your professional lives. In particular, this course will aid those of you who have to conduct research as part of your postgraduate studies but do not perhaps have access to research methods courses, or for those of you who feel you would like additional support for self-improvement. No prior knowledge or experience in research is required to take this course and as such, the course is for everyone. This MOOC draws on a wealth of existing course material developed to support research training across SOAS, University of London and particularly drawing from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD). In 2015, the course was nominated for the prestigious Guardian University Award for its innovative approach to online learning. Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes...

Top reviews


Jul 26, 2017

This is wonderful course especially for research scholars, one suggestion is instead of giving articles from books, please provide a PPT which will be more effective ! thank you for wonderful session.


May 9, 2022

Really easy to follow and great advice from all the experts! It has helped me organise from the beginning of my dissertation and I feel more comfortable getting started on what is a big project ahead.

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By Misriya I

Oct 5, 2020

This course is very Good

By Prakash S

May 11, 2020

Excellent learning a lot


May 5, 2020

A good and short course.


Jul 25, 2021

very nice.learned a lot

By krishna g

Jun 26, 2021

It is very nice course.

By Sarika Y

Apr 8, 2021

very informative course

By Ebenezer P K A

Feb 16, 2021

A very educative course

By Rsavitha

Sep 27, 2020

Very good and excellent

By Кобентаева Г Б

Aug 18, 2020

It’s interesting course

By Ishola M L

Jul 17, 2020

it was beautiful!!!!!!!

By Ologun D K

Jul 12, 2020

Very easy to understand

By U K K

Feb 9, 2019

Thank You Very Much sir

By Sukeerth C

Jun 16, 2017

Very Informative Course

By Héctor A d L M

Dec 31, 2016

muy interesate el curso


Jul 15, 2022

I actually enjoyed it.

By Safaa J A

Mar 15, 2022

It is very informative

By Ibrahim K

Jan 20, 2022

Very good and than you

By Swathi S

Dec 7, 2020

It was a good learning

By Phani k A

Jun 21, 2020

Got useful information

By swati c

May 8, 2020

100 %


By LaShawn E

Jul 11, 2017

insightful and helpful

By Harrison O

Aug 27, 2015

This is a great course

By yadhu k

Oct 31, 2021

poli sanm aanith, myr

By Luther V

Aug 25, 2021

It's very informative


Mar 25, 2021

good for new students