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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.

Nov 28, 2020

A well made lesson with focus of what matters the most in research. The university of London along with Coursera did a great job at pointing out how research topics should be approached.\n\nThank you

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Jun 4, 2020

How do prepare in Research? that question clear.

By Kirana K P

Oct 20, 2019

The .pdf file made available for Week 3 is good.

By Abhinandan D

Mar 30, 2018

very helpful to understand research methodology.

By DR. K P H K

Oct 9, 2020

More of lectures. Hands-on exercise is required

By Yelibet L O

Jul 28, 2017

Me gustó el curso, fue sencillo y sustancioso.


Jun 25, 2020

Wonderful course ,Peer learning is awesome .


By nandashreek

May 14, 2018

This course is really help full for beginners

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 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.


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


Sep 26, 2020

It could have been more elaborated

By Ademola J A

Sep 7, 2020

It was a wonderful way of learning

By Navdeep K

Sep 2, 2020

Nice professor with a good content

By Saleh F A A

May 28, 2020

Good course and a lot of benefits