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  Social Science Research Methods (Management) - MSc


University of Bristol    Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Business & Management (5) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Management) programme. Designed to meet the rigorous standards set by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this course equips you with a solid foundation in research methodologies essential for a successful career in social science research or progression to a PhD in Management. Delve into a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods under the guidance of esteemed academics renowned for their global societal impact. The programme's structure includes six 12-week taught units followed by a dissertation, allowing you to explore a topic of interest in-depth. With a focus on ethical considerations, social theory, and practical application of research methods, you will develop a comprehensive skill set valued by employers worldwide. To qualify, you need an upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in relevant disciplines. Elevate your academic and professional prospects with this esteemed programme at Bristol.

About the course

This programme provides comprehensive training in the process of research conceptualisation, design and operationalisation. It has been carefully formulated to reflect the training recommended by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is particularly suited for those seeking a career as a social science researcher or planning to go on to a PhD in Management.

The programme delivers a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods available to social scientists and in the principal methods of analysing data. The programme also covers the philosophies underpinning the research process, ethical considerations and social theory. You will be encouraged to apply your methods training to your substantive research interests.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent in Sociology or Research Methods or Business or Management degrees.

OR

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or international equivalent in Sociology, Anthropology, Politics, International Studies, International Development, Criminology, Education, Geography, History, Law, Communication Studies, Media Studies, Public Health, Management, Organisational Behaviour/Theory, Business Ethics or Research Methods.

This must include a 2:1 or equivalent in at least 3 management related units.

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