Completion of the qualification will involve up to 180 hours over 18 months.
Each student undertaking the Certificate In Research Management qualification will be required to
- Identify a Professional Mentor to provide support throughout the qualification. Read more about the Professional mentor in our Professional Mentor Guidance Brochure!
- Plan the sequence and pace at which you wish to undertake the qualification. Submit a Study Work Plan, choose your Optional Units.
- Undertake min. 45 hours formal learning in total, at least 24 hours via EARMA Workshops.
- Undertake a minimum of 18 hours contact time with your Professional Mentor.
- Undertake a minimum of 135 hours self-guided learning, such as work shadowing, secondment, peer support, include reading, research and the preparation of written assignments.
- Complete assessed work for six units, submit assignment for one optional and five mandatory. Submit Learning Record Sheets, including a record of what has been learned from the study.
There is a requirement to undertake a minimum of 45 hours including at least 40 hours gained via EARMA workshops and 18 hours of contact time with your Professional Mentor.
Other formal learning might include participation on the Induction session, mentoring, work-shadowing, secondment or peer-support meetings.
- Developing and Implementing Policy and Strategy
- Understanding the International and European Research Environment
- Managing and Supporting the Development of a Project Portfolio
- Gender and Diversity in Research Management
- Working with Management Information
The Mandatory Units are held as one day workshops.
- Identifying New Opportunities for Funding
- Optimising Unit and Organisational Effectiveness
The optional units will be delivered as online webinars.
EARMA encourages students to build up their professional network via the Alumni Network or with their CRM cohort to assist each other with day to day queries.
All students will be required to identify an individual willing to act in the capacity of professional mentor, to support the student’s engagement with the qualification. Meetings involve up to 18 hours contact time with the professional mentor.