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Research Methods and Skills

  • Certificate
    Certificate of participation
  • Mode
  • Course date
    2 September - 26 November 2024
  • Duration
    12 weeks (part-time)

Research competencies and skills are essential for the effective conduct and understanding of research and ultimately for evidence-based decision-making. The Research Methods and Skills course offers you a unique opportunity to develop your academic skills and scientific mindset.

The course will provide you with a solid foundation in the principles and techniques of conducting research, including understanding research design, data collection methods and statistical analysis. It will also contribute to your problem-solving skills, helping you how to formulate research questions, develop hypotheses and design studies to answer those questions.

Research methods skills are highly valued in today’s competitive market, whether you are pursuing a career in academia, industry or government. By completing the course, you can enhance your competitiveness in the job market or open up opportunities for advancement. The course will also foster your personal growth by encouraging your curiosity, creativity and intellectual exploration.

In essence, the Research Methods and Skills course will equip you with the knowledge and abilities needed to conduct rigorous, ethical, and impactful research across various disciplines and professional fields. With all assignments being geared towards writing your research proposal, the RMS course truly kick-starts your research journey. This course can also be used as a refresher course on the execution of research.

The modules take you through the empirical research cycle step-by-step and balance theoretical knowledge with experience-based learning. We strongly believe that learning-by-doing will help you develop a unique set of skills to draft and execute your research proposal.


Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is part of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). SBE has been awarded three prestigious accreditations, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, resulting in what is known as the Triple Crown accreditation. Only 1% of business schools worldwide can boast this honour, many of which are SBE partner institutes.