by Sean McGrath on June 18, 2013

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New academy to teach MRS accredited courses

A new academy has launched in an attempt to give researchers the qualifications they need to compete in the current economic market.

Research-academy.co.uk is offering both face-to-face and online courses for the Market Research Society (MRS) Advanced Certificate and MRS Diploma in Market and Social Research.

The UK has the second largest research market on the planet, with many of the jobs in London. This makes it a highly competitive market to find work in. Head of research at eBay Europe, Barbara Langer, says that in order to succeed training is key.

“Making the right decision about which approaches offer the best insight can be a challenge for researchers, both agency-side and client-side. Good training and qualifications are thus ever more essential for researchers”, she explained.

The new academy aims to plug the knowledge gap by offering MRS accredited courses.

“MRS is delighted to welcome a new high-quality provider of tuition for the MRS Advanced Certificate and Diploma,” said MRS Chief Operating Officer, Deborah Harding.

“We are confident that the Research Academy’s high standards…will help students become astute researchers who can apply evidence to business problems,” she added.

According to mrs.org.uk, the society has members in more than 60 different countries and represents 80 per cent of all research agencies.