Management (MRes)

Year of entry

2018

Start date

October 2018

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

One year full-time or two years part-time

Attendance

Two to three evenings a week full-time or one to two evenings a week part-time, October to June

This programme is designed for students with a good academic background who wish to improve their research skills and do a substantial piece of dissertation research. The research training modules are the same as those taken by our MPhil/PhD students; the MRes is suitable for students who are considering undertaking a PhD in Management. You may choose subject-specific modules from within the area of business and management, and other social science disciplines, in keeping with your individual research interests.

An MRes Management differs from the typical MBA in that it covers fewer subjects but in more depth. You will learn more than just the current management fashions and buzzwords: you will also learn about the evidence upon which management theories are based.

Highlights

  • Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
  • The programme is taught by a team with international reputations in their respective areas.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
  • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles that are required for your studies.

Course structure

You complete six modules and a dissertation.

Full-time study

If you study full-time over one year, you take three compulsory modules and choose one further compulsory module in quantitative methods - either Statistical Methods for Business Research or an alternative module approved by the programme director.

You also choose option modules worth 15-30 credits, depending on which quantitative methods module you choose. You can choose option modules from any postgraduate option module available within the Department of Management. You can also choose to study option modules offered by other departments, subject to approval.

You also complete a dissertation worth 90 modules.

Part-time study

If you study part-time over two years, you take two compulsory modules and choose one further compulsory module in quantitative methods in Year 1 - either Statistical Methods for Business Research or an alternative module approved by the programme director.

In Year 2, you take one compulsory module and choose option modules worth 15-30 credits, depending on which quantitative methods module you choose. You can choose option modules from any postgraduate option module available within the Department of Management. You can also choose to study option modules offered by other departments, subject to approval.

You also complete a dissertation worth 60 modules.

Module groups