First year (MRes)
In the first year of the programme you will critically analyse established organisational behaviour research and take core courses in research design and research methods. You will take elective courses to deepen your knowledge of social sciences, psychology and methodology. Courses include:
Research in Organisational Behaviour
Provides an advanced study of established research in organisational behaviour, psychology and organisational theory with the objective of encouraging you to design novel research that advances the field.
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.
Social Psychology of Economic Life: Advanced Topics (or equivalent with permission)
The course takes the position that social psychology is the key to understanding real-world economic life by considering cognitive, affective and social processes.
A review of psychological theories to understand individual, team and organisational-level attributes, processes and outcomes. The course balances theory and practice by applying theories to organisations.
Applied Regression Analysis (or equivalent with permission)
The main topics covered are linear regression modelling and binary, multinomial and ordinal logistic regression.
Multivariate Analysis and Measurement or (or equivalent with permission)
An introduction to the application of modern multivariate methods used in the social sciences, with particular focus on latent variable models for continuous observed variables, and their application to questions of measurement in the social sciences.
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 courses up to the value of one unit from the following options below:
- Social Organisation
- Organisational Theory Marketing: Consumer Behaviour Qualitative Text and Discourse Analysis
- Advanced Qualitative Research Workshops
- Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
- Applied Regression Analysis
- Multivariate Analysis and Measurement
Upon successfully completing the MRes and progressing to the PhD, you will work on your research and write your PhD thesis.
For the most up-to-date list of courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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