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Business Research Methods MRes

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course gives you the opportunity to specialise in the advanced aspects of business research topics. In particular, we offer research opportunities across the following disciplines: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. This course is specifically designed to prepare you for further study such as a PhD. We offer a wide choice of modules allowing you to specialise in your chosen area of focus.

You’ll gain the skills you need for your doctorate by studying areas such as research methods and methodology, qualitative methods in social research, and quantitative/econometric methods. You will be able to study a Directed Reading module, specially designed for you by your supervisory team.

You will:

  • critically evaluate research in your specialist area of business
  • learn about the different aspects of business research
  • apply a range of research methods to examine a specialist area of research
  • communicate complex and specialised issues clearly and concisely
  • work intensively on a research-based dissertation


This specialised course is designed for students intending to pursue further study (e.g. PhD). Recent graduates are undertaking doctoral studies in the UK and elsewhere with graduates employed in universities all over the world.


This module is designed to provide students with the background necessary to proceed with postgraduate studies in a specialist area within accounting and finance. The course consists of individual sessions with their research supervisors where the students examine different aspects of the literature in a specialist area which are specified in greater detail in the module outline. It is a reading-based module where the students discuss relevant readings with the lecturers in order to analyse current issues in an area and evaluate emerging topics associated with their research topic.
Qualitative Methods (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A relevant degree in accounting and/or finance.