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Online Training Resources

Find out about additional online training and development resources provided by or through King's College London or offered for free by other organisations.

If you have any suggestions for resources that you'd like to see listed here, please email hs-dtc@kcl.ac.uk.

See Course Listings for our main programme of HSDTC training opportunities.

Provided through King's College London

Advancing in Academia: Health Sciences

Advancing in Academia: Health Sciences is an exciting four-part blended learning course for PhD students and postdocs in health and life sciences who are aspiring to a career in academia.

This course is now available on-demand on KEATS where you will find activities to work through at your own pace. Exercises will help you consider the issues in building an academic career, and videos will give insights into the experience of academics at different stages of their career. Each part is themed around a different aspect of academic career planning: Is academia for you?; Starting and strategising; Jobs; What next?

Centre for Doctoral Studies: Online Learning

To enable PGR students at King's to develop their skills further, anytime and anywhere, online learning materials are provided by the Centre for Doctoral Studies and are available via KEATS, King's College London's e-learning platform.

Take the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and access information and services that will support your professional, personal and career development.

IoPPN Research Methods KEATS Course

This is an interactive e-learning module developed by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, and delivered via KEATS.

The module covers research ethics, communication of results, study design and statistics, literature searching, critical analysis of literature, and designing research questions.

King's Careers & Employability

Book an online appointment with a member of the King's Careers & Employability team via King's CareerConnect for careers guidance and application advice.

Further online resources from the King’s Careers & Employability team have been specially curated for doctoral research students and can be found on the Careers and Professional Skills Programme for Researchers course on KEATS.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (previously know as Lynda.com) is the updated version of Lynda's online training library with thousands of high quality, current and engaging video tutorials free to King's staff and students. Building on Lynda's extensive library of content with a new user-centric interface.

New courses are added weekly to help you learn business, software, technology and creative skills and achieve personal and professional goals. Free, full access is available for all King's students and staff.

Nature Masterclass in Scientific Writing and Publishing

Free access to this Nature Masterclass is available to all PGR students and staff researchers in the natural sciences at King's who are new to publishing or wish to refresh skills such as developing writing skills and confidence writing for journals; understanding editorial processes and what editors look for; and learning best practices for submitting a paper and peer review.

Wellbeing Toolkit for Postgraduate Researchers

An online programme developed in collaboration with Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden. Courses include:

• Decision Making Factors: Values, Priorities & Goals
• Self Care Factors: Stress, Resilience & Wellbeing
• Tackling Internal Obstacles: Procrastination & Limiting Behaviours
• Perceptions of Power and Hierarchy
• Assertive Behaviour
• Resolving Conflicts

Provided by other organisations

Babraham Bioinformatics Training Courses


"edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies."

Elsevier Researcher Academy

Elsevier Researcher Academy provides free access to countless e-learning resources designed to support researchers on every step of their research journey. Browse the extensive module catalogue to uncover a world of knowledge, and earn certificates and rewards as you progress.


freeCode Camp is a non-profit community that helps you learn to code by building projects.

Free online training in bioinformatics and biostatistics by David Tabb


"We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life." 


Free access to online MATLAB courses for all King's PhDs

National Centre for Research Methods

"NCRM has many online resources that are intended to help people interested in social science research methods."


A collection of episodes with videos, codes, and exercises for learning the basics of the Python programming language through genomics examples.


"Online Coding Workshops for Women. Grow your skillset by learning coding basics from anywhere! No time zone or location requirements, 100% online."


SysMIC provides introductory and advanced training in mathematics, statistics and computing for bioscientists. It was developed with BBSRC funding and is a comprehensive online course in interdisciplinary skills in the life sciences.

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