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Benchmarked against ESRC Training Guidance, the programme will ensure that you gain a thorough grounding in theory, approaches, research methods and associated ethics in the social sciences generally and in management and business studies in particular. You will develop skills in the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research data as well as an understanding of cutting edge research across the social sciences which will allow you to identify areas where you could make your own contribution to enhanced knowledge and understanding as you develop a focus for later PhD study.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences provides a Research Training Programme and you will undertake some generic research training modules from this as well as more specialised modules to develop your subject-specific expertise.
MA: 12 months full time; 24 months part time
PGDip: 8 months full time; 16 months part time
HSS8001 Thinking about Research
HSS8002 Information Skills
HSS8005 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
HSS8004 Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HSS8007 Nature of Explanation and Enquiry
NBS8554 Research Designs in Management and Business Studies
NBS8556 Core Readings in Management and Business Studies
HSS8003 Dissertation Preparation
NBS8553 MA Dissertation (Research)
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with relevant professional experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other sub-sections), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.