The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) will equip you with a sound understanding of the methods and skills necessary to conduct high-level research, using a wide range of approaches and techniques- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/mphil-phd-management/
Our research programme iincludes a broad training in behavioural and social science research methodologies, including the fundamentals of qualitative research and advanced level quantitative research.
Supervision can be offered in any of the areas of departmental activity, as reflected in the research areas of our staff.
You will attend and contribute to research seminars and, through the Institute of Management Studies, the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies, Department of Psychology, the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship and Goldsmiths-wide courses. You will also be encouraged to develop practical skills such as public speaking, poster preparation, scientific writing, and strategies for interacting with the media.
You will meet regularly with your supervisor at every stage, and develop a structured approach to designing, executing, analysing and writing up your research.
During your first year, you may take a range of taught modules including research design and analysis, advanced statistics, theoretical issues, project management, global leadership, organisational behaviour and health, workplace coaching and counselling, and training and development.
The MPhil programme offers the opportunity for the student to continue their research to a PhD.
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Frank Bond.
Learn how to lead people, create business opportunities, and understand and influence consumers
The Institute of Management Studies fuses Goldsmiths’ academic rigour and creative culture with industry-informed research and core strengths in management and psychology.
Our degree programmes focus on training you how to lead people, create business opportunities, and understand and influence consumers.
Our teaching staff include leaders and entrepreneurs who have set up and run their own successful ventures, and who carry out leading research in leadership and psychology, and complementary disciplines like design and sociology.
Our connections with industry
We also have connections with leaders in the creative and cultural industries, social enterprises and business, and regularly invite guest speakers to the department. Recent visitors include fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and ‘city superwoman’ Nicola Horlick.
Skills & Careers
As an MPhil student, you will receive training in and develop wide-ranging research skills, including:
database searching and bibliographic skills
managing and analysing data
quantitative and qualitative research methods
handling legal and ethical issues in research
research design and project management
How to apply
Before you apply for a research programme, we advise you to get in touch with the programme contact, listed above. It may also be possible to arrange an advisory meeting.
Before you start at Goldsmiths, the actual topic of your research has to be agreed with your proposed supervisor, who will be a member of staff active in your general field of research. The choice of topic may be influenced by the current research in the department or the requirements of an external funding body.
If you wish to study on a part-time basis, you should also indicate how many hours a week you intend to devote to research, whether this will be at evenings or weekends, and for how many hours each day.
Along with your application and academic reference, you should also upload a research proposal at the point of application.
This should be in the form of a statement of the proposed area of research and should include:
delineation of the research topic
why it has been chosen
an initial hypothesis (if applicable)
a brief list of major secondary sources
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You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test).