First year (MRes)
In the first year of the programme you will take an advanced course in employment relations and human resource management and training in the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative study. As the employment relations and human resources domain is multidisciplinary, you can take one half unit elective course from selected fields including law, gender studies, and organisational behaviour. Courses include:
Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Seminar
Covers the fundamental topics in employment relations, human resource management and organisational theories and offers an advanced study of individual, group and firm behaviour, and behaviours of representative organisations of workers and management.
Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design
Introduces a broad range of design options across quantitative and qualitative research, covering issues of data quality, analysis, reporting and reproducibility. The course is designed to equip you to implement and make arguments defending the methods you use in your PhD theses.
Qualitative Research Methods
Covers the fundamentals of qualitative research methods with opportunities to put those methods into practice. This is an introductory course and if you join the programme with previous research design training, advanced research design courses may be taken with permissions.
A Social Sciences Perspective of Academic Research in Management
A non-assessed training course which enables an understanding of different research disciplines in management through a social science lens. The course also aims to develop academic presentation skills.
- Applied Regression Analysis
The main topics covered are linear regression modelling and binary, multinomial and ordinal logistic regression.
- Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Intensive introduction to quantitative data analysis in the social sciences, covering the foundations of descriptive statistics and statistical estimation and inference. Computer classes give hands-on training in the application of statistical techniques to real social science research problems.
- Multivariate Analysis and Measurement
An introduction to the application of modern multivariate methods used in the social sciences, with a focus on latent variable models for continuous observed variables, and their application to questions of measurement in the social sciences.
You can also take one half unit elective course from a range of options.
Second year (MRes)
In the second year, you will take elective courses and write a research paper in your major field.
Research Paper in Management
A research paper, between 7,000 and 15,000 words related to your designated major field.
In addition, you will be required to complete one half unit course from a range of options, including but not limited to:
- Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction
- Labour Markets and the Political Economy of Employment in Europe
- Corporate Social Responsibility and International Labour Standards
Upon successfully completing the MRes and progressing to the PhD, you will work on your research and write your PhD thesis.
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