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Business Management, MSc by Research

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MSc by Research in Business Management is a one year (full-time) research degree which offers complete flexibility through its wholly research based mode of study.

You will have the freedom to choose your own area of research within business management, with the support of the School’s world-class academics.

Blending independent research with expert academic supervision, this course provides an advanced understanding of contemporary trends and issues in Management and associated areas.

Whether you’re interested in consumer behaviour, global business strategies or human resource management; you will have an opportunity to produce a piece of research which could have a significant impact on a particular area of business.

The course itself is designed to prepare you for a career in academia, business or further postgraduate or professional study.

Programme Summary

This MSc by Research in Business Management at Swansea will enable you to undertake a research project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can enable a future career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 40,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Students for the Masters by Research in Business Management are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The word limit is 40,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index. The second part is an oral examination (viva voce).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    127 58%

    51st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    56th

    6

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