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MABusiness - Research

Tuition fee £12,000.00 per year
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This innovative programme enables graduates in business and management to develop their understanding and appreciation of business activity through a programme of taught courses and applied research. It is designed to give students the very best in both research and consultancy skills, while providing an opportunity to develop their knowledge in a chosen field.

The programme is unlike many other Master’s programmes as a major part of the award is based on the final dissertation, which makes up some two-thirds of the credits required to pass the degree.

Research is seen as an essential activity for the Business School as a foundation for excellence in teaching and to enable the School to provide contract research and consultancy services to business and the wider community, both nationally and at regional level, especially within south-east London and Kent.

The programme provides a more critical and rigorous exploration of the particular subject area than may be found in a more vocationally orientated Master’s programme. It places much more emphasis on original research and the contribution to knowledge than would normally be expected of a vocational or professional degree student.

At the end of this degree, successful students may wish to register for a doctoral programme, since this MA provides a useful taster of research training and experience for those considering this route.

The programme is also unusual as the focus on the research dissertation enables the student to focus on a particular subject interest. Students are likely to be graduates in relevant disciplines, consultants or practising managers who wish to develop sophisticated research skills and apply them to a specific subject area.

The aims of the programme are:

To enable the student to develop research skills in business
To provide the foundation for future research at MPhil/PhD level.

Programme structure

Research Methods (15 credits)
Advanced Research Methods (15 credits)
Quantitative Methods (15 credits)
Qualitative Methods (15 credits)
Research Dissertation (120 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue career opportunities in both private and public sector research in professional areas and academia.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States