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Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) MSc

Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) MSc

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Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | OCT

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Sciences Management Studies / Science Business Studies Social Research

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that shape the social sciences and give you the specialised research tools and skills you'll need for your future career.

The programme is designed for graduates wishing to pursue a career in academia, practitioners in management and business who wish to both develop and strengthen their applied research skills or those wishing to conduct research in non-academic public and private sector roles, such as think-tanks.

You will be taught by experienced and internationally recognised researchers. The strong emphasis on applying qualitative and quantitative skills to tackle research problems (as well as a focus on developing critical thinking skills) will sharpen the applied research skills of current or aspiring business and management practitioners. The programme also provides a robust foundation for more advanced academic study or research and on completion you will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC.

You will cover subjects including the philosophy of social science, qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design and practice, and a dissertation. You will also study optional modules in a range of advanced research methods.

As a student of our MSc Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies), you will be based within a school that is a leading international player in research and teaching across the business, management and finance disciplines. Our research is comprehensive in scope and very highly regarded by academics and practitioners alike. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we were ranked 13th in the UK, out of more than 100 institutions who submitted business and management entries, based on 'research power'. As such, we provide a dynamic and inspiring environment to undertake the MSc Social Science Research.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a wide range of subjects.