Research skills

There are plenty of courses and opportunities available to support your research and give you the skills required to conduct research effectively. Developing these skills early is strongly recommended and highly beneficial, as they will set you up for a successful start to candidature.


To support promising students who wish to follow an academic career path, the University runs Start of Career Researcher (SCR) workshops to support late candidature graduate researchers and those within two years of the conferral of their research degree. The Workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECR) is a similar program, however this workshop is aimed at University of Melbourne academic and research staff in the early stages of their career (up to five years post-PhD).

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