Course Units

The professional qualification requires students to complete five mandatory and one optional unit.

Mandatory Units

  1. Developing and Implementing Policy and Strategy
  2. Understanding the International and European Research Environment
  3. Managing and Supporting the Development of a Project Portfolio
  4. Gender and Diversity in Research Management
  5. Working with Management Information

Optional Units

  1. Identifying New Opportunities for Funding
  2. Optimising Unit and Organisational Effectiveness

The optional units will be delivered as online webinars. Find out more from the Unit Handbook.

Study Work Plan

Students undertaking the qualification can plan the pace at which they wish to complete the programme. Upon registration, students are asked to submit their Study Work Plan which informs us about their study plan and assignment submission plan.

Become an EARMA Institutional Host

If your institution is interested in becoming a host institution please contact We would be most grateful if you could specify the number of places you would be willing to host and the preferred time of year.