Frequently asked questions: BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD course

Please find below some important information and answers to frequently asked questions about the BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD course. If you have any other questions please get in touch at

What is the format of the course?

Lectures will take place on Zoom in a webinar format. Each lecture is scheduled for 90 minutes. You can participate in the class via the Q&A box by submitting questions for the lecturer, or voting for questions submitted by other participants.

In addition to the lecturer and guests, each lecturer might also invite panelists. They are other experts on the lecture topic who can contribute to a richer discussion. The structure of each lecture will be at the discretion of the lecturer.

I registered before 20 January but didn't receive any emails about the course. Am I still registered?

Everyone who filled in the registration form by 23 January will have received an email with information about the course. If you haven’t, please send us an email at

What is the lectures’ schedule?

The course will run from 27 January-5 May 2022, with either one or two lectures a week, on Thursday and/or Friday. Lecture time will always be 10:00-11:30 am ET / 3:00-4:30 pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates). More details about each module’s schedule and lecturers can be found here.

Will there be a certificate?

There won’t be any certificates provided at the end of the course, but we’d encourage you to include the course on your CV as appropriate.

Can I attend a single module or lecture?

Those who applied for the course are expected to attend regularly. You can however choose to attend only a specific module or class, or watch recordings from the lectures at a later date.

Where can I access the materials for the course, including recorded lectures?

Course materials (lecture presentations and recorded lectures) will be available after the end of each module on the IGC website. 

Is the course free? Does my sponsor need to cover any costs?

Yes, it’s free. No commitment or coverage of cost is required from the sponsor, the name is just for our reference. They will not be contacted.

I haven’t registered for the course by 20 January. Can I still participate?

Registration for the course is now closed. However, you can still join some of the lectures on Zoom. Click here to register for the first module on Education and click here to register for the second and third modules.

What if I don’t have a faculty sponsor?

You can still participate if you don’t have a faculty sponsor.

Is there any pre-reading or homework required?

No, but some lecturers will be providing reading lists for those interested.