Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Social Science Research Methods (Business and Management Studies, Human Resource Management)

This route through the programme is suitable for 2 groups of people: Those people, especially business practitioners, who want to develop their understanding of and skills in applied research work; those planning to undertake a PhD on a topic pertaining to management disciplines such as human resource management, organisational behaviour, strategic management, public sector management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics and operations management.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree or a recognised equivalent qualification. 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.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced issues in human resource management research; foundations in social research; qualitative research methods; quantitative research methods; research applications; core competencies for postgraduate social scientists.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation of 20000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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Key information

SSRM (Business and Management Studies Pathway)
Telephone number: 
029 2087 5658