MRes Management & Social Science

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  • Objectives
    To ensure management graduates have a basic competency in the research skills and knowledge generic to the social sciences and specific to management. To provide advanced-level specialist expertise to enable students to undertake a PhD.
  • Entry requirements
    people with a 2:1 at first degree level in a subject appropriate to your intended area of research
  • Academic title
    MRes Management & Social Science
  • Course description
    Programme description

    - taught by leading academic staff with an international research reputation.
    - access to a wide range of inter-disciplinary modules.
    - opportunities to build specialist research expertise.

    This ESRC-approved programme is offered by the Department of Management in collaboration with other departments in the School of Social Science and Public Policy. Interdisciplinary elements are taught collaboratively on a School-wide basis.

    Students take core modules in: Quantitative Research Methods; Qualitative Research Methods; Theory & Methodologies of the Social Sciences; Applied Social Science: Research Design & Project Management. Students also study two optional courses chosen from MSc programmes taught in the Department of Management.

    Programme format and assessment
    Core modules are assessed by coursework; optional modules assessed by coursework or a combination of examination and coursework; 10,000 word dissertation.

    Programme modules for MRes Management & Social Science 

    Applied Social Science: Research Design and Project Management

    The course develops your skills in applying social science methodologies and concepts to the design and implementation of actual research. Through the use of active learning techniques, you will be introduced to a range of skills and activities necessary to carry out high quality research. This course is taught by the Department of War Studies.

    Quantitative Methods for Social Science Research
    The first part of this course focuses on collecting quantitative data and introduces survey and questionnaire design; sampling and error measurement; and the access and use of major public databases such as the census. The second section covers basic techniques of quantitative data analysis, including: descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis; statistical inference; regression analysis and measures of association; and provides computer training in the use of Excel and SPSS. This course is taught by the Department of Management.

    Theory and Methodologies of the Social Sciences
    Through seminar discussions, students will consider a range of philosophical approaches to the social sciences, from positivism and empiricism, to hermenuetics, marxism, and post-structuralism, and discuss the relationship between theoretical debates in particular disciplines to those within the wider social sciences. Each seminar will begin with student-led discussion of readings and then end with a more formal presentation from the instructor to introduce the material for the coming week.

    One year FT, two years PT, September to September.

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