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Social Science Research Methods (Management) 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 proceeding 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 the social scientist 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.

Programme structure

The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units (20 credits each) followed by a dissertation (60 credits). The dissertation presents you with an opportunity to pursue an independent, in-depth study of a topic relating to management and organisation, reflecting on the epistemological and methodological issues covered in the taught element of the programme.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Management).

Careers

The programme will provide you with a sound basis for further study at doctoral level or for your future career in a wide range of fields, including business, the public sector and third sector organisations.


Visit the Social Science Research Methods (Management) - MSc page on the University of Bristol website for more details!

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