SOAS University of London

Doctoral School

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Skills (2021 entry)

Select year of entry: 2021 2020

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Overview

PGCert in Advanced Research Skills consists of two modules: Research Project Management and Technology-Enhanced Research. They are an integral part of our PhD programme, but can also be taken as self-standing modules by anyone wishing to acquire comprehensive training in academic and transferable research methods, either to supplement their PhD studies elsewhere or to upscale their skills in their professional environment.

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good postgraduate qualification and/or have a background in conducting research. The modules can be taken entirely online and are available for anyone in the world, although students on the modules are very welcome to take part in SOAS's extensive programme of activities at our central London campus.

  • You will build a strong foundation for designing and managing a successful research project.
  • You will be able to work effectively with colleagues from various disciplines and subject areas.
  • You will develop the necessary knowledge and skills for conducting high-quality research in the digital age.
  • You will develop a broad and balanced skills profile, which is essential in the rapidly changing landscape of research practices and careers.

Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Entry requirements

  • Applicants are normally expected to hold a good postgraduate qualification and/or have a background in conducting research

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Fees 2020/21

£1,950 for each module, £3,900 in total for all students (home, EU, overseas)

Convenors

Structure

PGCert in Advanced Research Skills consists of two modules: Research Project Management and Technology-Enhanced Research.

Module Code Credits Term
Common Core I: Research Project Management 15DOCC001 30 Term 1
Common Core II: Technology-Enhanced Research 15DOCC002 30 Term 2

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

This programme can be taken entirely online with additional optional on campus classes. There will be:

  • Online resources and activities
  • Weekly class
  • One-to-one tutorials

Fees and funding

Employment

This programme will provide comprehensive training in academic and transferable research methods, either to supplement your PhD studies elsewhere or to upscale your skills in your professional environment.

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PGCert Advanced Research Techniques

The online application system will open shortly. In the meantime, if you have any enquiries about the programme, please feel free to contact the convenor, Dr Yenn Lee (yl22@soas.ac.uk)