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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 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!


Sep 9, 2020

it's approachable and relevant

By Sulaiman N A

Apr 12, 2020

i have learned a lot of thing

By Aditya D P

Feb 22, 2018

Brain storming for beginners.

By Kalu E O

Dec 29, 2022

It is a nice overview course

By shahbaan s

Nov 24, 2021

the program was very helpful

By Onwuegbulem C J

Jul 1, 2020

It was an amazing experience

By Ahmed M M

Feb 12, 2019

It's very good for beginner

By Dr. P G G

Sep 28, 2016


By Ziyanda

Apr 21, 2022

The course was eye opening


Feb 24, 2021

thank you for this course.

By Mohamed H M

May 24, 2021

good course to start with

By Abhilash N

Jan 8, 2021

Nice course for knowledge

By Shrinivas K

Feb 21, 2019

Good course for beginners

By Spardha J

Sep 18, 2021

Helpful and informative.

By Parmar V S

Jun 7, 2017

This is really interesti

By Md.Abdul K

Nov 24, 2020

One of The Best course.


Apr 17, 2020

It was good and helpful

By Elsayed k

Feb 16, 2017

its a great experience.

By Hadeer E A

Sep 29, 2016

It is Great. Thank you!