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, voting for questions submitted by other participants, or by expressing your interest in being a ‘live’ audience member.


What is the lectures’ schedule?

The course will run from 12th January-3rd February 2023, with two lectures a week, on Thursday and Friday. Lecture time will typically be 10–11:30 am US Eastern Time / 3–4.30 pm GMT (with one exception, the Friday 20 January lecture).

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 lecture?

Those who applied for the course are expected to attend regularly. You can however choose to attend only a specific 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?

Yes, it’s free. No commitment or coverage of cost is required.

Is there any pre-reading or homework required?

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