Professional Certificate (PCert)

Research Management

Key Facts

Next intake:  10 Apr 2023


Registration: Register Now 


Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 3-4 hours per week


Entry requirements: This is a basic level course and no formal qualification required. However, a background in science is recommended.


Fees: £129 (UK and International)



Elisa Hampson



This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a successful Research or Project Manager. It will help you to gain knowledge in research policy and funding guidelines, how to manage collaborations, and research project/ portfolio management.


Through the final research management project, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to manage the research project and portfolio. This unique 4-week online training programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a Research/ Funding/ Project Manager.


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Week 1: Understanding research funding and research policy

Learn about the different policies driving research. These policies may include government initiatives, such as UKRI or EU. Also, learn about the different UK funders and guidelines. Learn how these guidelines may affect research. 


Week 2: Research project management

This module has been designed to understand the different elements of research project management. It includes unit covers: supporting research proposal or project portfolio,  management of project resources, managing risks, and budget. 


Week 3: Managing collaborations and relationships

Learn to support successful collaboration and partnerships. These may include different types of organisations, such as academics or industry partners. You will gain an understanding of the challenges of working collaboratively.


Week 4: Final project

The final project will provide you with the opportunity to apply your research management knowledge.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £129 (total including electronic certificate)


Entry Requirements


This course is designed for researchers and anyone interested in learning research management. No prior research experience or formal qualification is required. The training language is English. You must have good English language speaking and writing skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development, providing you with the required skills and knowledge to work as a Research or Project Manager. It will increase your chances of getting a management position.


Given By


Highly qualified CamCID’s Management Team.

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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