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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Developing your research project MOOC

Published: 7 July 2014

Undertaking an Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other research project? This online course guides you through the process each step of the way.

Curiosity is one of humanity's most important characteristics. It has enabled us to make the unknown known, to break barriers and to shine a light on all aspects of life, from our day to day hobbies to the exploration of the stars. Our innate desire to explore is responsible for many of our proudest achievements.


This free online course is intended for anyone who is currently undertaking or planning to undertake a piece of academic research, be that the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), International Baccalaureate Extended Essay, coursework, undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation, or a piece of independent research.


Developed and delivered by research-active academics, the course will support you with every step of the research process, from developing a hypothesis and finding sources to writing up and presenting the findings.

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The MOOC will last eight weeks with one hour content per week. Practical, hands-on lessons will give you the opportunity to share your ideas with fellow participants from all over the world, to receive peer feedback on your research proposals and enable you to review and comment on the work of other researchers, building a supportive community of like-minded curious learners.

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If you would like to join in and contribute to conversations about the course on social media, use the hashtag #FLcuriosity.

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