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MRes/PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour)

(This programme is not available in 2018/19)

For the MRes component of this programme (Years 1 and 2), students must take courses to the value of eight units over two years, as shown below. Please refer to the Classification scheme which should be read in conjunction with these programme regulations. During the MRes, students are covered by the Regulations for taught master's degrees for students entering in or after the 2009/10 academic year. Continuation on to the PhD is dependent on meeting the progression requirements as stated below.

For the PhD component of this programme, in addition to progressing with their research, students are expected to take seminars and workshops as shown below. When students progress on to the PhD part of the programme (Years 3-6) the academic regulations that apply to them change from the regulations for taught master's to the Regulations for research degrees.

Students on the MRes or PhD programme must comply with the General Academic Regulations.

Programme Structure - MRes

Programme code: TMRESMGOB

Department: Management

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and can be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.

Year 1

Paper 1

MG505 Research in Organisational Behaviour (1.0)  (not available 2019/20)

Paper 2

PB431 Social Psychology of Economic Life: Advanced Topics (0.5) or


SO470 The Sociology of Markets (0.5)

Paper 3

MY500 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (0.5)

Paper 4

MY521 Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)

Paper 5

MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) # or


MY555 Multivariate Analysis and Measurement (0.5) #

Year 2

Paper 6

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


DV501 Development History, Theory and Policy for Research Students (0.5)


EC540 Political Economy for Research Students (1.0) #


MG512 Marketing: Consumer Behaviour (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


MG515 Social Organisation (0.5) #  (not available 2019/20)


MG518 Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Seminar (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


Alternatively, students may take appropriate MSc or PhD level courses from within the Department of Management or from another department as agreed with their supervisor and programme director and subject to timetabling constraints.


The following unassessed courses are also recommended:


AC500 Accounting, Organisations and Society (0.0)


EH518 The Economic History of Firms & Industries Seminar (0.0)  (not available 2019/20)


GV515 Researching People, Politics and Organisations (0.0)  (withdrawn 2018/19)

Paper 7

MG599 Research Paper in Management (1.0)  (not available 2019/20)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Programme Structure - PhD

Programme code: RPMGOB

Non-examined courses

Years 3-6


Relevant workshops from the following:


MY530 Advanced Qualitative Research Workshops (0.0) #


At least one Department of Management Research Seminar each year

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.


Students must achieve marks of 65% in each first year core course in order to progress to year two of the MRes programme. Students who do not achieve this standard may progress to the second year having failed (but not a Bad Fail) or received a mark between 50-59, or 60-64 mark, in a maximum of half a unit of courses only as long as they obtain the permission of the MRes Programme Director.

Where the student receives a fail mark (but not a Bad Fail mark) or a mark between 50-59, or 60-64 mark in a half unit in total, they will be required to resit this work at the end of the programme in order to progress on to the PhD unless they achieve the compensation conditions set out at 3.2.3 above.

Where a student has been awarded an MRes according to the classification schemeabove but is required to resit an element of assessment in order to meet the PhD progression requirements the resit mark will not supersede the original attempt or result in an adjustment to the award.

A student who passes all courses but fails to achieve the required standard in more than half a core course unit cannot progress and fails the degree without the opportunity to resit. A student who receives fail marks (including Bad Fails) in more than half a unit cannot progress to year two until those fails have been resat and they then meet the progression requirements as set out above.

A student may only resit an assessment on one occasion only.


The award and classification of the MRes shall be based on the 5 unit classification scheme. In order to progress on to the PhD registration students are required to achieve marks of 60% in all 5 course unit marks by the end of the programme.

1 failed unit (but not Bad Fails) or passed unit with marks in the range of 50-59, or a 60-64 mark can be compensated by achieving marks of at least 70% in courses of an equivalent value. Or, by achieving an aggregate mark of 260 in the non-failed courses.

Students who fail to achieve marks of 60% or above and are unable to compensate these marks must resit these courses at the next available opportunity on one occasion only. Results obtained following a repeated attempt at assessment will not supersede the original attempt or result in an adjustment to the classification where a student has previously achieved a pass mark in that course or an award has already been made.

Students who progress to PhD registration can resit up to half a unit only in order to attempt to satisfy the progression requirements. They need to achieve a pass mark of 60 or above in this work to continue their PhD registration. Students failing to meet this standard will have their PhD registration discontinued.

A student may only resit an assessment on one occasion only.

See the Calendar for further information about Programme Regulations, Course Guides, School and Academic Regulations.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.