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Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) MSc

Loughborough University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies) will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that shape the social sciences and give you the specialised research tools and skills you'll need for your future career.

The programme is designed for graduates wishing to pursue a career in academia, practitioners in management and business who wish to both develop and strengthen their applied research skills or those wishing to conduct research in non-academic public and private sector roles, such as think-tanks.

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 sharpen the applied research skills of current or aspiring business and management practitioners. The programme also provides a robust foundation for more advanced academic study or research and on completion you will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC.

You will cover subjects including the philosophy of social science, qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design and practice, and a dissertation. You will also study optional modules in a range of advanced research methods.

As a student of our MSc Social Science Research (Business and Management Studies), you will be based within a school that is a leading international player in research and teaching across the business, management and finance disciplines. Our research is comprehensive in scope and very highly regarded by academics and practitioners alike. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we were ranked 13th in the UK, out of more than 100 institutions who submitted business and management entries, based on 'research power'. As such, we provide a dynamic and inspiring environment to undertake the MSc Social Science Research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,950per year

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

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 122 6

    13th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    150 71%

    23rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    8th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    9th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    141 73%

    21st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    29th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    16th

    13

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