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MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice

With over 6,000 candidates in more than 40 countries worldwide the MRS Advanced Certificate is the leading, fastest growing, degree level vocational qualification for the research sector.


Who’s it for?

Developed by MRS and drawing on best practice across the profession, the Advanced Certificate is designed for those who are within the first two years of their research career or for those who wish to enter the research profession.

It’s ideal for people in all areas of research (buyers, suppliers and operations staff, undergraduates, postgraduates, market and social researchers, pollsters) from a broad range of employers (large and small agencies, local and national government, FTSE 500 companies, consultancies, financial institutions, charities) – the list is endless.

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MRS Advanced Certificate Award

What will I gain from the qualification?

The MRS Advanced Certificate provides candidates with a practical grounding in the principles and techniques which underpin effective research and by successfully completing the qualification they are better equipped to: 

  • Understand, define and evaluate research objectives for given research problems
  • Design appropriate solutions to identified problems, based on a clear understanding of a range of research approaches and techniques
  • Select appropriate techniques for the collection and analysis of the data necessary to inform effective decision-making
  • Provide recommendations to support the decision-making process, based on a clear understanding of the gathered data and information
  • Analyse and evaluate choices made at each stage in the process

These leading global organisations incorporate the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research Practice in their graduate training, learning and development programmes.

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March 2017

Design Training for Market Researchers31.03.17 | MRS, London EC1V 0JR

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