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Finance and Management MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Financial Management Finance / Accounting (General) Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes in Finance and Management degree at SOAS is unique in two respects. First, it combines a broad based training in quantitative and qualitative research methods used in financial and management studies. Secondly, due to the research background of academics at SOAS and their regional expertise, the qualitative and quantitative research methods introduced can be applied in the context of developing and emerging economies.

The programme is suitable for students with a background of BA or BSc level who wish to progress to undertake a PhD, but who do not already hold a Masters level qualification. It is also suitable for students who want to improve their qualitative and quantitative research methods skills, and for those whose Masters level degree did not contain significant research methods components.

In many cases, students will wish to join a PhD programme after successfully completing the MRes in Finance and Management.

The School of Finance and Management (SFM) maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom, and its focus regions. We expect that many of our graduates will move into higher education, research and development, manufacturing, banking, consulting, media, and other industries.

Different course options

Full time | SOAS, University of London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This course covers advanced topics in developing and testing theories using quantitative methods. The module consists of three parts: (1) theoretical modelling: assumptions, deriving testable hypotheses or theorems; (2) panel data analysis; (3) time series analysis. Students will learn STATA (including programming in STATA) and Openbugs (Bayesian analysis using Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo Simulations).
Dissertation (90 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to UK upper second class honours.

University information

SOAS University of London is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a taught or research degree. SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. All SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories. SOAS...more