Students can choose from a variety of online Epigeum research training courses which are administered through Moodle (the University’s online learning management system).

The program is designed to support you through the early stages of candidature, with students recommended to complete the courses in the first 2 months. However, as a Higher Degree Research (HDR) student you can access these courses at any time.

A certificate of completion is generated for each course allowing you to build a portfolio of skills.

Focus Areas

Our online courses are divided into three focus areas (in addition to PhD confirmation) based on the skills that you will attain:

  • methodologies and methods
  • communicating your research
  • fieldwork and ethics

Each focus area will include a number of core online training courses (delivered via Moodle) and one or more face-to-face workshops, led by staff from across UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Please note that you are required to complete the online courses prior to attending the complementary workshops. 

Available Courses

Course Focus area Additional information
Working with your supervisor PhD confirmation
  • Compulsory for PhD confirmation
  • 5 hours total duration
Research methods in literature review Methodologies and methods
  • Compulsory for PhD confirmation
  • 11.5 hours total duration
Research methods in the Arts & Humanities (a)* Methodologies and methods
  • *Complete either (a) or (b) that is relevant to your research area
  • 7.1 hours total duration
Research methods in the Social Sciences (b)* Methodologies and methods
  • *Complete either (a) or (b) that is relevant to your research area
  • 11 hours total duration
Conference presenting and networking Communicating your research
  • Compulsory for workshop
  • 6.6 hours total duration
Getting published in the arts Communicating your research
  • Compulsory for workshop
  • 11.4 hours total duration
Project management in the research context Fieldwork and ethics
  • Compulsory for PhD confirmation
  • 15.5 hours total duration
Ethics 1 Fieldwork and ethics
  • Compulsory for workshop
  • 5.7 hours total duration

 

How to Enrol

To access the online Epigeum courses, follow the instructions in our step-by-step guide.