Postgraduate diplomas are taught courses at level 7 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) – the same level as Masters degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full Masters or MBA.
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 check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme).
- Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course.
- English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency.