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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


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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By Alanood S k

Aug 21, 2020

Interesting information and good discussions

By Diana C T A

Feb 18, 2019

Really interesting for general information.

By Madiha A

Oct 9, 2022

The material provided was quite helpful .

By Faizan A

Jun 7, 2021

great opportunity for research enthusiasts

By Karma N

Oct 26, 2020

Time spend in this course really worth it.


Oct 5, 2020

its very usefully for all research fellow


Jul 19, 2020

Great course and quite easy to go through.

By Deepesh R

Aug 31, 2020

Very useful course for research beginners

By Saad T

Dec 22, 2020

It was a great course. I learned a lot


Oct 1, 2020

It is a course that is very interesant

By Raúl S D

Apr 24, 2017

Es buen curso, y muy rápido de acabar.


Nov 10, 2022

Very helpful and interesting course.


Jun 7, 2020

interesting it was a good experience

By Anupam M

Apr 3, 2018

Very much helpful for research work.

By Stephen N L

Jan 27, 2021

Good content! and learning platform

By Bandar S A

May 7, 2020

It is very nice and helpful course.

By Malaz A

Mar 13, 2019

good and nice course but not enough


Apr 3, 2022

Very easy to follow and understand


Sep 26, 2020

It could have been more elaborated

By Ademola J A

Sep 7, 2020

It was a wonderful way of learning


Sep 2, 2020

Nice professor with a good content

By Saleh F A A

May 28, 2020

Good course and a lot of benefits

By Alejandro Q M

Jun 20, 2017

concreto, claro, muy interesante

By Nafew P

Mar 20, 2023

Could have been in more details

By Noorhan A

Jul 13, 2021

Special and interactive course!