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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


Part-time year-long course supporting postdocs and fellows to develop their research identity and the capability to lead independent research projects.

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  • Deadline: 1st June
  • Course fees: £6,000
  • Application fee: £70
  • Course duration: 1 year (part-time)
  • Course dates: 18 Oct 2021 to 30 Sep 2022
  • Teaching time: approx 2 days/month

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Certificate in Research and Innovation Leadership award is offered by the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and was designed in collaboration with the Researcher Development Team and the University's Postdoc Academy. 

This programme is targeted at postdoctoral researchers and fellows from all disciplines with the aspiration and potential to achieve leadership positions in a variety of fields including: academic, commercial, public and not-for-profit organisations or self-started businesses and social enterprises. It supports participants to develop their research identity and the capability to lead independent research projects.

Applications for 2021 entry are now open.

This course is also available as an Apprenticeship.

Aims of the course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research and Innovation Leadership is taught and awarded at FHEQ level 7 (i.e. Masters level) and is worth 60 credits. Certification is completed in one academic year. It enhances the career development and skills of the next generation of research leaders.

The programme builds on researchers’ primary training in developing original contributions to knowledge and the advancement of their specialist discipline. It equips researchers with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to meet wider intellectual, social and economic challenges and have significant impact on the world around them.

Course delivery

Course content will be delivered and facilitated in a blended manner – i.e. a mix which includes synchronous face-to-face delivery, asynchronous delivery, self-directed learning and reading, assessment preparation and writing. Online content will be delivered through a dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or through video-based remote meeting software platforms.

Face-to-face sessions will be delivered by subject specialists in one of several available spaces in Cambridge, which is planned to include the flagship Postdoc Centre on the Eddington Site. Participants would be expected to make every effort to attend these elements of the programme.

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