Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods

Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods

Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods

The objective of the Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods qualification is to develop learners’ ability to prepare for various types of academically based research through the development and design of a research proposal. 

Learners will develop a critical understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research within the context of any environment.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the learner will be able to 

  • develop research approaches in a suitable context.
  • Critically review the literature on a business research topic
  • Design business research methodologies.
  • Develop a research proposal.


How will you study?

Our learning portal will be available to you to study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to learn entirely online.


Qualification Accreditation

This qualification is accredited by Ofqual and awarded by OTHM Qualifications. The qualification Accreditation Number is 603/5746/0. 


Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include an assignment. There is no exam in this course. You will be required to submit an assignment of a minimum of 2500 words to achieve 20 credits.


Results and Certificate

Learners will achieve 20 credits and be awarded the following qualification 

  • OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods


Who should study this course?

This qualification is suitable for existing postgraduate students, academic researchers or learners who have already completed other awarding bodies 120 credits Level 7 (UK Postgraduate) diploma and want to get admission to the MBA Top Up (dissertation only). 

Learners who will achieve this qualification can get exemptions to Master's degrees, subject to their prior learning approval. 


Credit Transfer and Progressions

Learners will achieve 20 credits through this qualification and they will be efficient to develop a research proposal for the University master's degree level course. They will also progress to the MA, MSC or MBA with research methods unit exemption. 



  1. Study Planner - Level 7 Research Methods

  2. Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods

    The aim of the unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of academic practice and approaches to research. It utilises a problem‐based learning approach to develop your practical competence in aspects appropriate to academic practice and research in business and management


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