The MSc by Research (Management) develops your ability to pursue original research in a critical and scholarly way.

We are currently delivering hybrid teaching during the 2020/21 academic year due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will continue to update you on the teaching you can expect when you start your degree in 2021.

The programme is designed to train postgraduate researchers in line with ESRC's research training guidelines. It may be taken either as a free-standing MSc or as the first part of a PhD programme.

Programme Overview

  • 12-month degree programme with a September start date
  • In-depth research training (120 credits)
  • Dissertation on a management topic (60 credits)
  • Can be studied as the first part of a PhD programme

Programme Objectives

At the end of the programme, students should have:

  • An in-depth critical understanding of the research techniques used in a broad range of subject areas within Management
  • Practical competence in a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and tools
  • A critical understanding of the philosophical and epistemological bases of a range of subject areas within Management
  • An in-depth understanding of advanced concepts in the area of research and current research trends and issues in Management


Course Code Course Name Semester Credits
PGSP11016 Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection 1 20
PGSP11208 Research Design 2 20
CMSE11525 Supervised Reading 2 20
CMSE11003 MRes Dissertation Summer 60
Recommended Optional Courses
CMSE11443 Supervised Reading: Methods 1 Flexible 20
CMSE11444 Supervised Reading: Methods 2 Flexible 20
CMSE11523 Strategy Processes, Practices, and Power 2 20
CMSE11388 Foundations of Econometrics 1 20
CMSE11389 Applications of Econometrics 2 20
CMSE11509 Empirical Asset Pricing Flexible 20
SCIL11009 Core Quantitative Data Analysis 1 and 2 1 20
PGSP11188 Qualitative Methods and Ethnographic Fieldwork 2 20
CMSE11312 Qualitative Research 2 20

Full programme details can be found on the University Degree Programme Tables website.

MSc by Research (Management) Programme Table