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Full time | University of Liverpool | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Management (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

?Our Masters in Research Methods (MRes) is designed to develop high calibre research students versed in building theory and all aspects of investigating business and management practice. Being a ESRC-recognised degree, the course introduces the students to a broad range of orthodox approaches in business and management research practice, and then blends these with emerging techniques. The result is a course that attends to the dynamic range of research practice in the fields; as the world moves, so do the demands being placed on business and management researchers. Given the range of ideas and techniques students will be exposed to, the programme will be both challenging and rewarding in terms of student experience.

The programme serves two communities:

1) The programme provides grounding for those intending to expand their studies into a PhD in Business and Management. The advantage of an MRes at Liverpool is that students have the opportunity to gain a Master’s qualification after one year of study. If successful in gaining a PhD place, students will be able to use their MRes training to fast track the early part of their PhD studies.

2) The programme will be of interest to those working or intending to work in commercial, policy and professional organizations where research is a significant part of the work activity. These include: consultancies, research units, and non-governmental organizations.

Our MRes is run by faculty of the University of Liverpool Management School using dedicated modules. This enables faculty and students to learn from one another as peers with common research interests. It means the teaching follows the expertise of those delivering the modules, and ensures the content responds both to the history of, and emerging challenges in, the Business and Management field. Our MRes has two distinctive characteristics. For one thing, whilst modules provide a thorough grounding in established methods, students will also be introduced to innovative and even experimental approaches that have been used and written about by those doing the teaching. For another, the cohorts will be small, which is a deliberate act to foster individual guidance and fruitful relationships between faculty and students - all this in a congenial environment.

Career prospects

Opportunities may manifest themselves in the form of research posts in private and public sector organisations. The programme has a substantial theoretical and methodological core, which provides an essential basis for students moving on to Doctoral level study (formal doctoral training will be waived for PhD candidates holding MRes qualification).

Work experience opportunities

We've been able to organise work-based placements for many of our postgraduate students. These are generally linked to your dissertation project and are extremely valuable as a result. We work hard to make sure students and hosts get the maximum from the placement.

Here are just some of the organisations we work with:-

  • Airbus
  • American Marketing Association
  • Caterpillar
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Chiron Vaccines

Modules

This module is designed to enable students to further their research skills by stimulating and exposing them to a number of advanced research methods available in business and management, just as it aims to enable students to present high-quality research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,596

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,400

Entry requirements

Applicants require a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, or Master’s degree in business and management disciplines, for admission to this programme. Alternative qualifications and all non-UK qualifications, which are considered equivalent to a UK honours degree, would be subject to approval by Director of Studies in consultation with the University Admissions Officers. Applications from students with a professional background rather than an UG degree will be assessed in accordance with the principles of the University’s AP(E)L policy, and the practice and precedents of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Department profile

Established in 1881 as the original ‘red brick’ university, Liverpool is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities and ranks 20th in the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF). At the University of Liverpool Management School, we live by our vision of ‘learning to make a difference from an enterprising and vibrant world city of culture’. The School is one of an elite group of institutions...more