This course is a unique combination of research methodology and writing-giving participants hands-on experience in conceptualizing and designing a research project along with the skills to effectively communicate research in line with international best practices and conventions. Conducted by an eminent panel of academics and researchers, the participants will leave the course with a piece of research writing they have conceptualized, developed, refined and edited.

Research Methods 

    • Research paradigms
    • Introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches and methods in research
    • Developing a research proposal
    • Generating qualitative and quantitative data
    • Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
    • Research ethics

Academic Writing  

    • Critical reading
    • Language and structure of academic language
    • Writing a literature review
    • Referencing
    • Editing and proof reading

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Post Graduate Institute in English
Programme Duration :
8 weeks (32 hours)
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
English
A degree from a recognized university and/or relevant work experience
Issuing of Applications :
24th September 2017
Closing Date for Applications :
24th October 2017
Programme commencing date :

Rs. 35,000/ (Can be paid in two installments: Rs. 20,000/ at Registration. Rs. 15,000/- within two weeks)

Account Number : 174-100-246-838310
Name of Account Holder : Postgraduate Institute of English

You can obtain an application form by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 1st installmentof the course fee (Rs. 20,000/-) can be paid to the People’s Bank (any branch) to be credited to the following Account Number on or before27th September, 2017

  • Please enclose the duly filled application form and the customer copy of the bank deposit slip in an envelope and return by registered post to the above address to reachon or before 27th September, 2017.

  • (Please keep photocopies of both documents with you)
    OR
  • Please e-mail the scanned duly filled application form and the scanned customer copy of the bank deposit slip to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 27th September, 2017.

A limited number of qualified participants will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Address :
Postgraduate Institute for English (PGIE)
The Open University of Sri Lanka
Nawala, Nugegoda
Contact :
011-2825805, 011-2881027
Email :
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