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About

In this Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers course from The University of Glasgow by FutureLearn you will explore different career options, learn what you want out of a career and understand how to implement good career decisions.

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Overview

Being an early career academic researcher, whether you’re a doctoral student or research staff, can be challenging: should you pursue further academic research? What skills will help you progress in an academic career? What other career options are open to you?

On this Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers course from The University of Glasgow by FutureLearn you will answer these questions and more, considering how to manage you career and reflecting on what you want out of a career. You will be encouraged to consider different career options, both within and outside academic research, and build your confidence in marketing yourself in applications and interviews.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • Factors that are important when considering future career development including key drivers, strengths, interests, personality, and values and how these impact on career choice
  • Experience, skills and qualifications that aid progression in an academic career and how to build relevant experience
  • Common career areas researchers enter outside academic research and how to generate and research individual career ideas
  • CVs for different roles and how to present experience effectively when applying for academic and non-academic jobs
  • What to expect at academic and non-academic interviews, and how to prepare effectively for these

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at FutureLearn and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is for academic researchers - both postgraduate researchers (PhDs) and early career researchers (post-docs).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 1 months.

It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital certificate for $15.83. 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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