Show educations.com as: Mobile

Social Science Research Methods (Management and Business Studies) (Taught)

Cardiff University
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
Cardiff
26 September 2022

Program description

Social Science Research Methods (Business and Management Studies) (Taught)

The PgDip Social Science Research Methods will provide you with advanced training in research methods across the full range of the social sciences. All course pathways have ESRC recognition and meet the training requirements for ESRC PhD funding.

This programme offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, the application of social research expertise for occupational career development, and the pursuit of substantive area of interest at postgraduate level.

You’ll be provided with a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of how to construct effective research studies, of the variety of data collection methods available to the social scientist and of the principal methods of analysing social scientific data. You’ll also be introduced to the political and ethical frameworks within which social science research is conducted, and to some of the ways in which the results of social science research are disseminated.

Management and Business Studies pathway

Research training in Management and Business studies builds on the internationally recognised research carried out by academic staff within Cardiff Business School. You’ll benefit from specialist expertise in management research as well as from the broad research profile of the School and links with wider Cardiff University research.

This pathway is suitable for those who want to develop their understanding of and skills in applied research work, and those planning to undertake a PhD on a topic pertaining to management disciplines. These topics could include human resource management, organisational behaviour, strategic management, public sector management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics and operations management.

Admission requirements

2:1 or above in an honours degree and preferrably a Master's degree at distinction level or a recognised equivalent. Non-graduates will be considered if they can demonstrate, through some recent and relevant professional experience, that they have the ability to undertake the course.

This course is suitable for graduates in Social Science and cognate disciplines including Sociology, Politics, Critical Psychology, Education, Social Policy and Social Work, Criminology, Management and Business Studies, History, Area studies, Geography, Pedagogy, Public Administration, Industrial and Employee Relations, and Law.

Typical IELTS offer: An overall IELTS score of 7.0,(with at least 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other sub-scores), is required for non-native English speakers or those who have not had a substantial part of their education taught in the English language.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Chat with students

Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Social Science Research Methods (Business and Management Studies) (Taught) (Full time)

Year one

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Developing Core Research Skills
  • Foundations of Social Science Research
  • Research Applications

Social Science Research Methods (Business and Management Studies) (Taught) (Part time)

Year one

Optional modules

  • Advanced Issues in Logistics and Operations Management Research
  • Conducting Research in Marketing and Strategy: An Overview of Theories, Methods and Issues
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Issues in Management, Employment and Organizational Research
  • Advanced Research Topics in Finance and Accounting
  • Developing Core Research Skills
  • Foundations of Social Science Research
  • Research Applications

Year two

Optional modules

  • Advanced Issues in Logistics and Operations Management Research
  • Conducting Research in Marketing and Strategy: An Overview of Theories, Methods and Issues
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Issues in Management, Employment and Organizational Research
  • Advanced Research Topics in Finance and Accounting
  • Developing Core Research Skills
  • Foundations of Social Science Research
  • Research Applications

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Full-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£8,200
  • International students:£18,700

Part-Time tuition fees

  • UK students:£4,100
  • International students:£9,350

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills which are discipline specific and more general ‘employability’ skills.

Skills will include:

  • The ability to collect, analyse and interpret a range of complex data
  • A range of appropriate qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • The use and application of information technologies
  • The ability to communicate and present ideas and findings in a variety of ways, for example, in writing, and orally
  • Ability to problem solve, and work individually and in groups.

Career opportunities

This program provides knowledge and expertise suitable for careers in research and development, business, market studies, public agencies at international, national and local levels, education, teaching and other public services work, and voluntary organisations.

Contact school

Want to know more about this program, Social Science Research Methods (Management and Business Studies) (Taught)? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

Currently living in *
Nationality *

About this institute

Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


Read more about this school

Contact info

Cardiff University

CF10 3AT Cardiff

 Show phone number
www.cardiff.ac.uk


Contact school

Want to know more about Social Science Research Methods (Management and Business Studies) (Taught)? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.

Reviews

Be the first to write a review!