The MRes programme provides relevant skills and knowledge for those students who wish to develop a solid understanding of research methods and philosophies, and is an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue a PhD.
In addition, the MRes is interdisciplinary in nature and provides a self-contained opportunity for valuable training and research for students who may not wish to proceed to a higher research degree, but who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills that are increasingly demanded in the labour market. The degree will be of value to people anticipating a career as a leader in the public or private sector; as a researcher; or as a professional educator.
On completing the degree, students will be able to:
-critically evaluate key contemporary debates in business and management;
-independently research, synthesise and review current literature in business and management;
-understand the principles of research design and how to devise research questions in business and management;
-employ a wide range of methods of data gathering and analysis appropriate to different research contexts;
-critically appraise various theoretical and methodological approaches in business and management;
-understand the wide range of epistemological perspectives in business and management for the conduct of different types of research;
-possess a range of generic skills that they can transfer into future academic or non-academic contexts.
The MRes is a one year programme which consists of 120 credits of taught research training modules and a 60 credit research dissertation module. (At Hull, 1 credit is equivalent to 10 hours of study time, whether this involves class contact, assessment preparation, or independent study.)