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OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods

UK Govt Ofqual Approved Course. No hidden fees. Tutorial support included. No Exams only Assignments based

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Online + live classes
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Reading material - PDF/e-book, slides, article/plain text
26 weeks · Part-time
Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods
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  • OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Courses 4 U is an independent private higher education institution in the UK. Established in 2015 as an online provider of Ofqual regulated courses, we deliver educational RQF Level 2–8 courses globally using advanced technology from the UK. Courses for you name is referred to as the home of online learning, as we are the only provider who has delivered over 10,000+ sessions of live teaching that are recorded and available on our YouTube channel. Visit the YouTube channel to watch live teaching. This course can be studied online on a self-study basis or via live Zoom lectures.

3000+ students have successfully completed their qualifications with Courses for you.

The College provides:

1. Comprehensive course material provided via its learner management system, which includes books per module, presentations for all units, recorded lectures, articles, case studies and handouts
2. Onboarding for studies includes induction via Zoom, covering comprehensive discussions on course overview, systems demos, introduction to tutors, admin team and ongoing support to be able to complete the course
3. Live sessions are conducted via Zoom Meeting on weekends, and learners can join them to interact with lectures
4. Access it 24 x 7 on any device, anywhere in the world
5. Dedicated support via WhatsApp group chat, telephone and email (all week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m)
6. No exams. All course work is assessed via assignments. Feedback is provided in 2–3 working days.


Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods

Awarded by OTHM Qualifications
Regulated by Ofqual


OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods

Digital certificate - Included

The certificate will be sent once you have completed all the units and met all the assessment of the course. Hard copy can be ordered from OTHM Qualification, as they have stopped using any hard prints since 1st Feb 2023, under the government e-certificate and digital certification initiative.

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The objective of the OTHM 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.

There is 1 mandatory unit that learners must complete throughout this course in order to achieve the level 7 certification in research methods.

See unit as listed below:

  • Unit 1 - Research methods

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 2 months for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.

Who is this course for?

The OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods is designed for individuals who wish to enhance their research skills and capabilities, particularly those pursuing careers in academia, research institutions, or professional fields where research proficiency is essential. This course is suitable for:

  1. Postgraduate students: Those enrolled in Master's or Doctoral programs who require advanced training in research methods to conduct high-quality research for their dissertations or theses.

  2. Professionals: Individuals already working in research-focused roles or planning to transition into such roles, including researchers, analysts, consultants, educators, and policymakers.

  3. Academic staff: Lecturers, professors, or researchers seeking to further develop their research skills, methodologies, and knowledge to enhance their academic contributions and career prospects.

  4. Anyone interested: The course may also be suitable for individuals interested in learning advanced research methodologies for personal or professional development, even if they are not currently enrolled in formal academic programs.

Overall, the OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods caters to a broad audience looking to deepen their understanding and proficiency in research methodologies across various disciplines and industries.


Entry Requirements
For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods qualification, learners must possess:
• An honours degree or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification.
• Mature learners with management experience
• Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course.
• UK Versity will assess the level of English language proficiency if it is not your native language

Career path

You’ll earn 20 credits at Masters level (Level 7) on successful completion of this course. You can use your credits towards further study, including progress to an MBA top-up at London Graduate School. For more information visit UK Versity progressions page.

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