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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.

Sep 12, 2019

It was a perfect course for understanding the research methods. It helps me a lot, thanks to the University of London and Coursera for providing this opportunity to enhance our Knowledge in research.

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By Elsayed k

Feb 16, 2017

its a great experience.

By Hadeer A

Sep 29, 2016

It is Great. Thank you!

By Muhammad S H

Aug 2, 2021

Great course to learn


Sep 28, 2020

Appreciated the work.

By Gurucharan P G P

Aug 12, 2020

Very different topic


Apr 20, 2019

Such a great course.

By Anna M

Jul 21, 2020

Informative course.

By Tan W C K

Sep 2, 2015

Good course indeed.

By Dr. S C

Sep 24, 2020

It was informative

By Chaitrali D R

Aug 21, 2020

informative course

By Adolfo G R

Feb 12, 2019

it could be better

By V P R k P

Jan 22, 2017

a very good course

By Willy R C S

Feb 28, 2016

muy interesante!!!

By Холиков К Т

Sep 29, 2020

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By Madhusudanan S

Jun 21, 2016

Excellent Course.

By Morohundiya S O

Aug 29, 2020

Very nice course

By Mr A D

Aug 21, 2020

Very good course

By Abdul R

Mar 29, 2020

its help me alot

By César A L P

Mar 7, 2019

Se puede mejorar

By Kenadid A O

Dec 26, 2015

excellent course

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Nov 10, 2016


By pashupati s

Oct 8, 2018

It is helpful.

By Moe S A

Aug 30, 2020

Very helpful!

By Charlie B S

Mar 14, 2017

Good Course!!

By Rachel

Mar 17, 2016

very helpful!