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Certificate for Module (Research Methods)
證書(單元 :研究方法)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
08 May 2025 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
May 2026
3 months to 4 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 28 Apr 2025 (Mon)
2910 7610
2861 0278
How to Apply


This programme aims to equip students with the skills to conduct qualitative and quantitative research and develop a research proposal. Emphasis is given on the writing and dissemination of research. This will prepare students to pursue their own individual research on a topic relevant to their study.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

1. Formulate a research problem;

2. Compare and evaluate different methods for collecting qualitative and quantitative data;

3. Evaluate the relevant qualitative and quantitative data in the field of business management;

4. Select and justify an appropriate research methodology for acquiring data in research; and

5. Write a business context research proposal.

Programme Details

In this 39 hours programme, the following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of research
  • Research methods
  • Data analysis in a business context
  • Writing and presenting a research proposal for business


Upon passing of all the continuous assessment, students will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE the “Certificate for Module (Research Methods)”.


Application Code 2285-MS124A -

  • 13 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting

Class Details

Student Duration and teaching mode

Part-time programme: Face-to-Face lecture

13 lectures: weekdays (7 - 10 pm) OR weekends (2 - 5 pm)

Study duration: 3-4 months (39 hours)

The medium of instruction: English


- 70% Attendance Requirement

- Coursework (Individual Research Proposal & Presentation)

Tentative Timetable of May 2024 intake

Session Date Time
1 10 May 2024 Fri 19:00 - 22:00
2 22 May 2024 Wed 19:00 - 22:00
3 29 May 2024 Wed 19:00 - 22:00
4 05 June 2024 Wed 19:00 - 22:00
5 12 June 2024 Wed 19:00 - 22:00
6 19 June 2024 Wed 19:00 - 22:00
7 26 June 2024 Wed 19:00 - 22:00
8 03 July 2024 Wed 19:00 - 22:00
9 12 July 2024 Fri 19:00 - 22:00
10 19 July 2024 Fri 19:00 - 22:00
11 26 July 2024 Fri 19:00 - 22:00
12 02 August 2024 Fri 19:00 - 22:00
13 09 August 2024 Fri 19:00 - 22:00

*The class schedule is tentative, HKU SPACE reserve the right to make changes when necessary.


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HKD$7,500

Entry Requirements

Applicant shall:

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree awards by a recognized institution; OR
  2. hold a professional qualification in a relevant discipline and three years of full-time work experience at senior managerial level in related industries.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

i.      an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in IELTS; or

ii.     a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

iii.    HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or

iv.    HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or

v.     equivalent qualifications.

*Applicants not meeting the standard set of criteria for admission will be considered on individual merit.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Research Methods)
證書(單元 :研究方法)
COURSE CODE 33C128632 FEES $7,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Certificate for Module (Research Methods)
證書(單元 :研究方法)
COURSE CODE 33C128632 FEES $7,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Research Methods)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Complete and return the application form in person to HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre. For venue, please refer to our HKU SPACE website at The application must be accompanied with:

a) A non-refundable application fee of HKD$150 (Cheque should be crossed and made payable to "HKU SPACE") to be submitted with the application for enrolment.

b) Photocopies of HKID card

c) Photocopies of relevant certificates/transcripts, and testimonials

d) Photocopies of documentary proof of the applicant's working experience.

*Please bring original certificates/official transcripts and testimonials/documentary proof of working experience for certification at HKU SPACE Centres.

Payment Method

Tuition fees must be settled at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for the application and the applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.


  • Applicants must print out and sign on the payment slip (if any) before settling the tuition fees at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.
  • Online payment is unavailable for this programme.
  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.