Both modern management and management research require professionals with in-depth knowledge of their subject area combined with high level research skills that enable them to undertake complex projects. This Masters by Research (MRes) programme is a highly flexible taught postgraduate award, designed to provide intensive research training, as well as the opportunity to work on a dissertation project under the supervision of experts in your selected area of study.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for highly motivated graduates in management, or related areas, who are looking to enhance their subject knowledge and develop advanced research skills. The programme is particularly suitable if you are aiming to pursue study at PhD level or aspire to a career with a significant focus on management research and organisational development.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAMME?
You will gain a strong foundation for a career in research, developing in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of management as well as advanced research techniques applicable to that field. In addition, you will develop a range of transferable skills which allow you to work autonomously, demonstrate the ability to plan and manage a substantial research project, and effectively collate, synthesise and communicate complex information.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
This programme comprises three research-themed modules and a dissertation.
The research modules introduce you to a wide range of research methods and the methodologies applicable to management research. You will be supervised and supported through both conducting research and writing a dissertation.
Depending on your chosen area of interest, you will broaden your knowledge and understanding of a management related discipline and be exposed to leading-edge research in that area.
HOW WILL I STUDY?
The MRes programme will be delivered and supervised through a hybrid approach that makes use of group sessions and one-to-one meetings. The modules may be delivered weekly, in block sessions, or by some other appropriate arrangements such as audio/video conferencing or online discussions as appropriate.
WHO WILL BE TEACHING ME?
This programme is taught by highly motivated and experienced academics specialising in different areas of critical management research. All members of the programme team are active researchers engaged with research projects at national and international level. Some seminars will be delivered by external guest speakers from academia and industry. You will also be invited to attend a series of research seminars organised by the department and have the opportunity to present your own work within a supportive and nurturing environment.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
A range of assessment methods will be used on the programme. The dissertation/research project is predominately assessed based on the 25,000-word written thesis. Other modules are assessed through essays and other written research projects.
WHAT ARE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
An MRes Critical Research Management qualification will significantly enhance your CV and improve your future employment prospects. It could be a crucial step towards a career in areas such as industrial research, organisational development or consultancy. The skills and experience acquired through an MRes programme also provide essential preparation for progressing onto higher research qualifications, such as MPhil and PhD.
FURTHER STUDY AT EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY
The MRes provides a stepping stone for research leading to an MPhil or PhD.
You should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a management or social sciences related discipline. In exceptional circumstances, students with a lower second class honours degree with demonstrable knowledge of their subject matter may be admitted at the department’s discretion. Overseas applicants will be considered on an individual basis and will be expected to demonstrate IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Each applicant will be expected to write a short research proposal outlining the intended focus of their MRes studies. A formal registration interview/viva will be held for each candidate.
Recipient: Edge Hill University
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