Cambridge University Skills Portal

 

Cambridge University Skills Portal

Research skills

Development opportunities within the Tripos system

As your course progresses you will be encouraged to develop proficiency in a range of strategies, techniques and tools.

Projects and dissertations develop skills in a range of research techniques:

  • use of primary sources (especially for literature or history projects);
  • data management and analysis;
  • critical analysis and thesis construction.

Some subjects provide comprehensive training in specialist research methods, for example:

  • data acquisition techniques;
  • fieldwork;
  • practicals and experiments;
  • statistical methods.

Extra-curricular development opportunities

These include participating in:

  • student newspapers;
  • student politics.

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