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Project Management: Principles for Postgraduate Researchers


The aim of this workshop is to provide foundational project management knowledge and skills that can be applied directly to the management of a postgraduate research project.

  • The importance of project management within an academic research environment.
  • The attributes of projects.
  • The sub-disciplines that make up project management.
  • How to outline the scope of a postgraduate research project.
  • The key practical aspects involved in managing a postgraduate research project.


This workshop opportunity is funded by the Postgraduate Office.​​ There is no cost involved for registered SU postgraduates who sign up and attend, however, in the case of late cancellations or non-attendance, applicants will be responsible for the full workshop fee since late cancellations and non-attendance have considerable cost implications for our office.  

Target audience

​Registered SU postgraduates.

Contact and booking details

Please note that we will confirm your successful registration on receipt. Booking is essential and places are limited. Participants must be available to attend the live sessions on the day. 

Online course format

Full-day virtual workshop: Mini-lecture sessions with interactive virtual discussions between facilitator and participants, and engaged practical sessions/activities and feedback in between the live sessions.​ 

Click on a workshop sign-up link below to secure your place.

​​The Postgraduate Skills Development Programme reserves the right to reshedule or to cancel a workshop if there is not enough interest. Registrations close five days before a workshop or when the workshop has reached capacity. ​

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​For enquiries please email pgskills@sun.ac.za