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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, October

  • Course Duration

    2 years PT; 1 year FT

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    £7020 FT / £3510 PT (UK/EU), £16380 (overseas)

  • Last Updated

    15 February 2017

Course content

In this course you will gain a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

You will acquire a general overview of the philosophy of social research, and understand how this informs research design, methods of data collection and analysis. You will also develop an ability to use a range of research methods, to communicate research findings effectively and an understanding of the potential use of and impact of your research within and beyond academia.

The core modules you will take are:

- Introduction to Social Science Research (20 credits)
- Research Design (20 credits)
- Social Research Methods I (20 credits)
- Social Research Methods II (20 credits)

You will then take a minimum of four elective modules from the following list (10 credits each):

- From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
- Overseas Research Methods
- Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
- Documentary Research
- Factor Analysis
- Narrative Research
- Policy Evaluation
- Secondary Data Analysis in Social Research
- Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (using NVivo)
- Handling Cluster Randomised Samples
- Researching Language and Literacy

In addition, you will write a 14,000-word dissertation (60 credits).

About the Birmingham Business School

At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the; insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies. We put people at the heart of business and business at the heart of society.

Consistently found in global ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group of global business schools.

Birmingham Business School is already globally renowned for the quality of our research and teaching. With students representing over 60 countries currently studying at our main campus, our courses being taught in a range of international business schools, and an international faculty and global alumni community of around 23,000 graduates, we have a global footprint that ensures worldwide impact.

Our dedication to providing our students with a rich educational experience within our Business School has led to increased investment in our career services and corporate relations programme. This will further enhance the already excellent career prospects of our graduates, with additional opportunities for project work and internships with leading global businesses.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Social Research (Business) MA/Diploma page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

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