|Full time||1 year||Weekday attendance plus five weekends in the year||September 2017|
The Business and Management MRes offers a route towards a Business PhD for students who are considering doctoral study. It forms the first stage of the Business PhD, but is also offered as a separate programme either for those who are considering doctoral study or who want to develop their research skills.
Accomplished researchers are highly demanded in both academia and the wider business environment. By undertaking a one-year Business and Management MRes, you demonstrate your ability to select and implement appropriate methodologies for business research.
Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.
After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will study and examine the philosophical underpinnings of research designs, methods of data collection as well as data analysis and reporting. After this, you can opt to study either advanced qualitative or advanced quantitative analysis methods. Alongside these taught modules, you undertake a literature review around your proposed area of research. The literature review will inform the doctoral research design, which sets out the research to be undertaken in the PhD, if you choose to continue your studies.
Written papers, literature review and doctoral research design.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Investigate different research techniques. You will learn how to:
Plan and execute data handling and analysis, understand the principles and techniques behind the analysis and link data to research questions and aims. You will:
Develop an in-depth understanding of different types of advanced and specialised qualitative research techniques. This will include:
Develop an in-depth understanding of different types of advanced and specialised quantitative research techniques. This will include:
The module provides an opportunity to explore the literature relevant to your area of research in order to formulate and justify a research question. As such, the module involves you working with your supervisor on a one to one basis to identify and then critique and synthesise relevant streams of literature to provide a theoretical foundation for your doctoral research proposal.
This module is delivered primarily through consultations with your supervisor, supported by workshops on identifying, reviewing and critiquing relevant literature.
The module is designed to allow you to develop a research design to address a literature-informed research question (developed in the Literature Review module), and which will form the basis of your doctoral research. In the course of developing your research design, you will identify an appropriate research design and data collection methods to address the underpinning research questions and consider the operational issues in implementing the research design.
This module is delivered primarily through consultations with your supervisor, supported by workshops on selecting, presenting and defending a research design.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Kingston Business School joins an elite group of the top 5 per cent of institutions worldwide awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation.
The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.