For the Research pathway, you must demonstrate competence in research that is applied to the delivery of solutions to a wide range of projects, employing a range of approaches and relating to a number of locations.
There is no separate guide for the Research pathway. This is because the competencies and areas of knowledge and practice belong to one of the other pathways.
The core competencies you will have to demonstrate are research-specific to Level 3:
If, for example, your area of specialism is research on some aspect of spatial planning issues, the remaining optional competencies would be from the competency list for the “Planning and Development” pathway. So, the pathway guide, as far as the specifically surveying related competencies are concerned, is Planning and Development.
The other technical competencies selected from that pathway should be demonstrated only to Level 1 (knowledge and understanding). So while assessors will need to be assured you have a genuine theoretical knowledge, you do not need to evidence any practical experience.
Your assessment is based on your ability to conduct and report on research. The main focus will be on your skills as a researcher. Questioning at final assessment will about actual research projects you have undertaken. For example:
If you have any questions about the Research pathway, get in touch with our Pathways team.
Download the chartered (MRICS) materials
The pathway guide should be used in conjunction with the core assessment documentation available below.