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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...

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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.


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.

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Mar 25, 2021

good for new students


Feb 24, 2021

An informative course


Jul 13, 2020

Its a helpfull course

By Shisira B

May 9, 2020

Indeed a great course

By Octavio D H

Apr 20, 2020

Excellent, thank you!

By Dr. H R

Nov 22, 2019

Vvery Good Experience

By Ricardo I

Apr 15, 2019

Excellent course 👍😊

By El K A

Mar 20, 2019

i enjoyed this course

By Ahmed A F

Oct 31, 2018

Fantastic application

By Marco A F G

Aug 22, 2018

Excelente aprendizaje

By Ebenezer A

Jan 30, 2018

Very helpful content.

By Lina A

Nov 8, 2017

it was helpful Thanks

By diego c

Jan 22, 2017

una grata experiencia

By Guillermo P L

Dec 28, 2016

Great, interesting!!!

By basem m s

Nov 15, 2015

very brilliant course

By Aizhan B

May 19, 2022

i​ liked the course!

By Wanda A A

Jun 4, 2021

It is a good course.

By Amarjit S

Mar 23, 2021

Best Course and good

By Krisell A

Nov 22, 2020

Very fun activities!

By Sico

Jul 17, 2020

A very useful course

By Kelly H

Jul 1, 2020

Very helpful course.

By Adedeji O

Apr 29, 2020

Great course content

By Dalma G A G

Jul 4, 2018

Me encantó el curso.

By Hassan S

Jan 23, 2017

thank you five stars

By Harish H

Feb 18, 2016

its very good course