ONLINE RESOURCES (MOOC): Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers

FutureLearn are reopening their free online course Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers for a further six weeks. This MOOC aims to support researchers to explore their career options and make career plans.    

The course is divided into four sections with the goal of completing one section a week. It is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers and covers careers beyond academia as well as academic and HE career options. The content covers:

  • Week 1 – Making Career Plans
  • Week 2 – Exploring Career Options
  • Week 3 – Careers in Higher Education
  • Week 4 – Job Search and Application Processes

Through a series of articles, videos, discussions and reflective exercises, researchers are encouraged to consider what they want out of a career; to explore the academic career path and other career options; and to increase their confidence in job search and applications.

A collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield, it’s a free online course and open to doctoral researchers and research staff at any institution in the UK and beyond.

For more information and to sign up visit the Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers course webpage.