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OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods (RQF)


Monthly instalment starts from £49* For Details Click Here

GLH 100 TQT 200 Hours Units 1 Credits 20

Awarding body fee of £200 is payable by the learner to the awarding organisation within 14 days of starting the course. This will be collected from the learner and passed on to the awarding organisation for registration and certification purposes.

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The OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods is specifically designed to develop a researcher’s ability to prepare for different academic activities based on research through the design and development of their research proposal. 

Learners will develop a fundamental understanding of practical, philosophical, and ethical concepts of research within the context of an academic environment. The course is accredited by UK OFQUAL and is delivered 100% online with support. 

Duration and Delivery

This level 7 online course is designed to be completed over two months of full-time study. However, we accommodate for completely flexible delivery, so that students can schedule their learning around other commitments such as work or family. The qualification is delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment. Our online tutor support is there to assist you throughout your studies. 

Assessment and Verification

All units within this course are internally verified by our qualified assessors and externally verified by OTHM. This course is criterion-referenced, based on specific learning outcomes. To achieve a “PASS” for a unit, a student must complete the learning outcomes to meet the assessment criteria set by OTHM. 


This course is based on the Regulated Qualifications Framework’s (RQF’s) equivalent to Master’s degrees, which can be used to gain important knowledge while gaining credits, which can be put towards gaining a fast tracked master’s degree at a University. 


Upon successful completion of this 100% accredited online course, learners will earn 20 credits at the Master’s degree level. A learner can also use these credits to progress to further studies, including progressing towards an MBA top-up. Moreover, as this qualification is regulated and approved by OFQUAL (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), professional institutes or employers also would usually recognize this qualification for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

Unit 1: Research Methods

For entry in this course, learners must meet the following criteria:

  • A UK level 6 diploma, an honours degree, or equivalent qualification.
  • Mature learners are also advised to have management experience.
  • The learner should be 21 or older at the time of enrollment.

English language requirement

Learners are expected to have English language proficiency of CEFR Level B2, this can be met in any one of the following ways:

  1. Being a native English language speaker
  2. Having achieved IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  3. Having done your last two years of schooling in English
  4. Passing our online English language test

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Course name Instalment per month Total Monthly Instalments Total Fee
OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods £49 7




*The instalment price may vary from the lump-sum price because of promotional offers. If you choose to pay by instalments, the lump-sum price won’t be relevant in any way.

Please be advised that you will need to pay all outstanding instalments before being eligible to claim you certification.

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2 reviews for OTHM Level 7 Certificate in Research Methods (RQF)

  1. Samantha Price

    BSLM is offering fantastic discount offer on this course, and this is the reason which makes them distinctive from rest of the competitors in market.

  2. Isaac Green

    BSLM is offering efficient and well reputed accounts courses as this is specifically designed to develop a researcher’s ability to prepare for different academic activities based on research through the design and development of their research proposal. Therefore, the team of BSLM has assisted me through the research work and helped me in securing distinction.

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