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Social Science Research Methods (Management and Business Studies) (MSc)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Advanced training in research methods preparing you for PhD study.

The MSc Social Science Research Methods will provide you with advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences. All course pathways have ESRC recognition and meet the training requirements for ESRC PhD funding.

This programme offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive area of interest at postgraduate level.

You’ll be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You’ll also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

Management and Business Studies pathway

Research training in Management and Business studies builds on the internationally recognised research carried out by academic staff within Cardiff Business School. You’ll benefit from specialist expertise in management research as well as from the broad research profile of the School and links with wider Cardiff University research.

This pathway is suitable for those who want to develop their understanding of and skills in applied research work, and those planning to undertake a PhD on a topic pertaining to management disciplines. These topics could include human resource management, organisational behaviour, strategic management, public sector management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics and operations management.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,500 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide, giving students access to unique opportunities.
A wide range of dedicated support services for international students including pre-departure advice, airport pickups, personal tutor guidance and more.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 124 4

    20th out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    145 68%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    25th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    103rd

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    147 68%

    18th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    23rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.45 69%

    95th

    3

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