To research is to make new knowledge by building on previous knowledge. At postgraduate level your research should have greater breadth and more depth than at undergraduate level. You will be contributing new knowledge with your research.
You will have responsibility for designing your own research inquiry, and need to develop your critical awareness of research methods. There are different ways of making discoveries (and these can differ within and between the different scholarly disciplines).
You will be engaged in conducting different types of research using a range of research methods. First year PhD and MPhil students at GSA are equipped with high level research skills on the Research Training programme.
The three main types of research you may be involved in at postgraduate level at GSA are: