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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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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 Arunesh K

Oct 16, 2016

Awesome experience

By Joshua T

Sep 21, 2015

clear and to point

By fatima m m h a

Apr 2, 2022

​very informative

By Malek A

Jan 3, 2022

E​xcellent Course

By Horus F

Jan 13, 2021

Excellent course!

By sandra R

Nov 21, 2020


By Alex F

Sep 20, 2020

Very interactive!

By Mayur

Jul 19, 2020

great experiencce

By Maria C C C

Jul 14, 2020

buena información


Jun 25, 2020

Wonderful course

By Muhammad U J

Jun 5, 2020

Very Good course.

By Blinera K

Jun 2, 2020

Thank u very much

By Rijhi D

Jan 6, 2020

Nice Explanation.

By purushotam s y

May 9, 2019

Great experience

By David W G

Nov 16, 2015

Excellent course.

By aya

Oct 6, 2015

wonderful course.

By Alaeddine B

Jun 27, 2022

very good course

By Mildred J

May 11, 2022


By Juyoun M

Nov 14, 2021

​great course!!!


Aug 15, 2021

usef and valuebl


Apr 7, 2021

great experience

By Manish S

Mar 26, 2021

good application

By Anthony N P A

Mar 25, 2021

Very nice course

By A.M.K.J.Angammana

Nov 10, 2020

good and usefull

By Sheetal A

Oct 27, 2020

very good course