Doctoral School

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Skills

Key information

Attendance mode
Part-time
Location
Russell Square, College Buildings
Entry requirements

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

Course 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.

Structure

PGCert in Advanced Research Skills consists of two modules:

  • Research Project Management
  • Technology-Enhanced Research.

Important notice

The information on the website reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. The modules are indicative options of the content students can expect and are/have been previously taught as part of these programmes. However, this information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Teaching and 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

  • Home (full-time): £3,900 per year
  • Overseas (full-time): £3,900 per year
  • £1,950 for a single module for all students (home and overseas alike), and those who have successfully completed both modules (£3,900) will be awarded the certificate.

For further details and information on external scholarships, see research scholarships 

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.

Find out about our Careers Service.