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Loughborough University

Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) MSc

Loughborough University
In Loughborough

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Typology Master
Location Loughborough
Start 15/09/2019
  • Master
  • Loughborough
  • Start:
    15/09/2019
Description

Overview
Our MSc Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) programme will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that shape the social sciences, and equip you with the specialised research tools and skills that useful in business and management.
Accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), our prestigious Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) MSc degree is designed for those of you who wish to be able to conduct management and business research to MSc level, either in a professional capacity or as a route to further study at PhD level.
On completion of our Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies), you will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC, opening up the possibility of securing PhD funding from the ESRC.
You will be taught by experienced and internationally recognised researchers. The strong emphasis on applying qualitative and quantitative skills to tackle research problems – as well as a focus on developing critical thinking skills – will provide a robust foundation for more advanced academic study or research, whilst sharpening the applied research skills of current or aspiring business and management practitioners.
If you choose to study Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies), you will be based at a school that is a leading international player in research and teaching across the business, management, and finance disciplines.
The School of Business and Economics is a triple-accredited (AACBS, EQUIS, AMBA) business school. It is consistently rated as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables and develops well-rounded, highly employable graduates at undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, executive and doctoral level.

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Starts Location
15 Sep 2019
Loughborough
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, Leicestershire, England
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Starts 15 Sep 2019
Location
Loughborough
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, Leicestershire, England
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· What are the objectives of this course?

Your personal and professional development The School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career. Future career prospects Accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this prestigious MSc degree in Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) is designed for those who wish to be able to conduct management and business research to MSc level, either in a professional capacity or as a route to further study at PhD level. Your personal development The strong emphasis on applying qualitative and quantitative skills to tackle research problems – as well as a focus on developing critical thinking skills – will provide a robust foundation for more advanced academic study or research, whilst sharpening the applied research skills of current or aspiring business and management practitioners.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

What you'll study

Our Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) MSc programmes are designed to enable you to develop rigorous research and analytical skills, who are well equipped to progress onto being high level researchers in their chosen field of study.

  • Compulsory
  • Optional

Philosophy of social science (20 credits)

Philosophy of social science (20 credits)

This module introduces students to the philosophical foundations of social science research. It provides an overview of the different ontological and epistemological bases of social scientific research methods and theories.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Quantitative research methods (20 credits)

Quantitative research methods (20 credits)

This module provides advances training in quantitative research methods, developing students’ skills of collecting, cleaning, and analysing quantitative data, using specialist software.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Research design and practice (20 credits)

Research design and practice (20 credits)

This module introduces students to research methodologies, enabling them to develop essential skills for planning a realistic research design for their dissertation.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Quantitative research methods (20 credits)

Quantitative research methods (20 credits)

This module advances students qualitative research skills, providing training in a range of qualitative and interpretative methods. It also develops students’ critical thinking about measurement in social science research and about the appropriate representation of research findings.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 75% coursework and 25% oral poster presentation, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Dissertation (60 credits)

Dissertation (60 credits)

In this module students will design, conduct, analyse and report an original empirical study within the field of business and management.

Students will need to select one of the two compulsory modules listed below:

Specialist research methods (business and management): Business and management research (20 credits)

Specialist research methods (business and management): Business and management research (20 credits)

This module develops students’ critical thinking and evaluation of business and management studies, particularly their theoretical frameworks, research design, and ethical issues.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Specialist research methods (business and management): Research in finance (20 credits)

Specialist research methods (business and management): Research in finance (20 credits)

This module develops students’ knowledge and critical evaluation of theories and research methods employed in the study of finance and financial markets.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Advanced research methods 1: Doing research with young people in their socio-spatial contexts (10 credits)

Advanced research methods 1: Doing research with young people in their socio-spatial contexts (10 credits)

This module introduces students to the specific theoretical and practical requirements associated with doing research with young people.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Advanced research methods 2: Advanced content analysis (10 credits)

Advanced research methods 2: Advanced content analysis (10 credits)

This module advances students’ skills of doing computer-assisted content analysis and students’ knowledge of statistical textual analysis.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Advanced research methods 3: Methodological advances in applied ethnography (10 credits)

Advanced research methods 3: Methodological advances in applied ethnography (10 credits)

This module advances students’ ethnographic skills by discussing innovations in ethnography, its interdisciplinary use, and its adaptation to contemporary challenges.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Advanced research methods 4: Applied conversation analysis (10 credits)

Advanced research methods 4: Applied conversation analysis (10 credits)

This module develops students’ skills in using conversation analysis, a novel research method for analysing talk in a range of institutional settings, which generates findings that help to improve communication.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.

Advanced methods 5: Methodological implications of critical realism (10 credits)

Advanced methods 5: Methodological implications of critical realism (10 credits)

This module introduces students to the ontological foundations of critical realism and develops their understanding of a critical realist research design.

Assessment

Typically this module is assessed by 100% coursework, although the university reserves the right to alter this.


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