Management and Business Studies (Research) (MA)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Management and Business Studies (Research) at Newcastle University

Our Management and Business Studies (Research) MA is designed to provide you with the essential skills as well as the advanced knowledge and understanding of business and management to proceed to doctoral research.  It also forms part of the 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) scheme under the Doctoral Training Centre. 

Through the course you will develop:

  • a thorough grounding in theory, approaches, research methods and associated ethics in the social sciences generally and in management and business studies in particular
  • skills in the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative research data as well as an understanding of cutting edge research across the social sciences
  • the ability to reconcile different research approaches and analyse data in a wide variety of formats, both qualitative and quantitative

Two key modules are shared with first-year PhD students in the areas of management and business.  This provides an exciting opportunity to study alongside the PhD cohort, facilitating knowledge exchange, enhancing learning and contributing to a vibrant research culture.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences provides a Research Training Programme and you will undertake some generic research training modules from this as well as more specialised modules to develop your subject-specific expertise.

The research training provided will also be valuable for many non-academic careers in research institutions or other knowledge-intensive environments.

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of academic staff who teach on the course:

  • Dr Shanta Davie
  • Dr Laurence Ferry
  • Professor Charles Harvey
  • Professor Stephen Hughes
  • Dr Ron Kerr
  • Dr Tom McGovern
  • Professor Alan McKinlay
  • Professor John Wilson

Accreditation

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University, with over 3,100 students representing over 80 nationalities. The quality of our School is reflected in the triple accreditation we have been awarded by the European agency European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) under its EQUIS scheme, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Facilities

The School's new location and modern design allows it to:

  • unite world-class research, teaching, enterprise and innovative activities under one roof
  • develop and strengthen relationships between staff and students
  • facilitate collaborative links between the School and the business community

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

View some of the Business School facilities.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study8 months
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study16 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/management-business-studies-research-ma-pgdip/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have relevant professional experience.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)    
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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