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The MSc by Research (Management) develops your ability to pursue original research in a critical and scholarly way. It may be taken either as a free-standing MSc or as the first part of a PhD programme.Why an MSc by Research?
By completing the one-year MSc by Research programme, you will attain a standalone degree. However, as a first step to a PhD, the programme offers prospective research students several advantages, including:
- the opportunity for students who might not have much previous research experience to demonstrate their aptitude in post-graduate research before applying to the PhD programme;
- the ability to be in a good position to apply for PhD grants and scholarships whilst studying for the MSc; and
- the chance to hone research skills prior to undertaking PhD study.
The MSc by Research (Management) develops your ability to pursue original research in a critical and scholarly way.
The programme is designed to train postgraduate researchers in line with ESRC's research training guidelines. It may be taken either as a free-standing MSc or as the first part of a PhD programme.Programme objectives
At the end of the programme, students should:
- have an in-depth critical understanding of the research techniques used in a broad range of subject areas within Management;
- have practical competence in a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and tools;
- have a critical understanding of the philosophical and epistemological bases of a range of subject areas within Management; and
- have an in-depth understanding of advanced concepts in the area of research and current research trends and issues in Management.
- 12-month degree programme with a September start date
- Can be studied part-time over 24 months
- In-depth research training (120 credits)
- Dissertation on a management topic (60 credits)
- Can be studied as the first part of a PhD programme