Flexible study options

Flexible study options

At the Research Academy, we’ve done our homework on what works for busy professionals who are studying for a professional qualification. 

We have reviewed the academic literature on distance learning and interviewed past MRS Advanced Certificate and MRS Diploma students. A key finding of our research is that students value flexible study options with a personal touch. Because of this, we let you take our MRS Advanced Certificate course in whichever way suits you best, either face-to-face or online. Our MRS Diploma course is a taught online course.

At the Research Academy we know exactly what it’s like to be studying and working at the same time. Because we’ve done it ourselves, we want to make it as easy and efficient as possible for you.

For this reason, we have developed a unique learning approach that capitalises on the successes of other programmes and remedies their shortcomings. Here are some of the things we offer:

  • Live online tutorials, not pre-taped lectures, that allow you to interact with classmates in real time.
  • Recordings of live tutorials in case you miss one.
  • Tutors who have been teaching research methods, and specifically Market Research Society (MRS) professional qualifications, for many years. Have a look at our team profiles to see who we are and exactly how much experience we have.
  • Tutors who are active, senior researchers with significant agency and client-side experience in both commercial and public sector settings.
  • An interactive and engaging online learning environment that you can access from anywhere you like, with any device you like. It contains all your course material as well as forums, catch-up recordings, supplementary videos, mock exam questions, quizzes and more.
  • A personal tutor whom you can email or call if  you need to talk about private issues or your progress on the course.
  • Detailed, constructive feedback on your written coursework before submission as well as feedback on mock exam questions to help you get the grades you want.

If you’re not sure whether you’d like to study online or face-to-face, just give us a call. We’re always happy to help.