For the duration of your 2-year MRes programme, you will engage in active research, called Research Practicums, with different members of Faculty. The rotation of practicum assignments will include one-to-one training and collaboration that provides you better understanding of the research process, e.g.;
- literature reviews,
- applied research methods and practices,
- determining theory-driven,
- testable hypotheses,
- identifying appropriate methods and samples,
- coding and data analysis,
- conducting analyses,
- evaluating findings and implications,
- writing manuscripts for the academic peer-reviewed process with ultimate goal of publication in top-tier academic journal.
First year (MRes)
Study in the first year includes a doctoral seminar in Marketing, and the option to choose courses in Microeconomics, Econometrics, advanced Statistics, and quantitative methods courses.
All first year doctoral students in the Department of Management take the seminar course on A Social Sciences Perspective of Academic Research in Management.
Should you wish to study Microeconomics, you will need to attend the Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics. This course begins before the start of the academic year, normally in late August.
Should you wish to study Econometrics or Statistics in your first year you should have completed an undergraduate level course and have sufficient prior academic training in econometrics and statistical theory.
You also have the option to apply to take relevant external courses with our partner institutions, such as the London Business School, with approval of the Programme Director.
Marketing I: Consumer Behaviour and Quantitative Modelling
In the area of Consumer Behaviour you will become familiar with research in cognitive psychology, social psychology, and marketing on information processing and judgment and decision making related topics to better understand and develop marketing strategies that affect consumer behaviour. In the area of quantitative modelling you will develop the quantitative foundations for marketing decisions. Both theoretical models which help analyse marketing issues, and decision-support models will be covered
Microeconomics 1 or Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation
Prior to starting the programme you will decide with your Programme Director if your research interests require you to take either Microeconomics, Statistical Inference, or quantitative methods.
Econometrics or Quantitative Research Methods
You may choose either to study a course in Econometrics, or take additional methodology training depending on your previous research design training and research interests.
A Social Sciences Perspective of Academic Research in Management
Along with all MRes/PhD and MPhil/PhD students from across the Department of Management Research programmes you will participate in a seminar on the nature of scientific enquiry in the Social Sciences. The seminar series is led by members of the Faculty across the Department and provides an interdisciplinary collaborative perspective and the opportunity for students to develop academic presentation skills
Second year (MRes)
In the second year, you will continue to participate in Research Practicums and the Marketing Seminar. You will take elective courses in Economic, Statistics or quantitative methods, data mining and analysis. Courses taken will depend on your previous training, intellectual requirements and preferences. You will write a research paper in your field of interest which will form an important element in your upgrade to PhD.
Applied Regression, Multivariate Analysis and Measurement, or Causal Inference for Observational and Experimental Studies.
Microeconomics, Econometric Analysis
Generalised Linear Modelling and Survival Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis , Machine Learning and Data Mining
Research Paper in Management
Third, fourth and fifth year (PhD)
Upon successfully completing the MRes and progressing to the PhD, you will work on your research and write your PhD thesis.
Throughout the 3-5 years there are regular reviews on your research progress and in the final year you prepare a detailed plan of work for the successful submission of your thesis. Throughout your PhD you will be expected to show the continued development of research ideas for publication, participation in relevant training courses and career development activities.
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