MSc by Research Business Management

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc by Research 1Yr FT
    MSc by Research 2Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

Develop skills that are essential to a career in academia, business, or further postgraduate or professional study with our MSc by Research Business Management. Blending independent research with expert academic supervision, this course provides an advanced understanding of contemporary trends and issues in Management and associated areas. Offering flexibility through a wholly research based mode of study; our MSc by Research Business Management course is perfect for those looking to balance work, life and study commitments.

Key Features

  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international-ranked research (REF 2014)
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international ranked research outputs (REF 2014).
  • 95% of our graduates are in employment or study 6 months after graduation (DLHE 2015/16)
  • Supervision from our world class faculty with a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Our School of Management research centres produce pioneering research that impact society and industry on a global scale. Our research centres include:
    • Centre for Lean Enterprise, Application and Research (CLEAR)
    • Centre for Responsible Organisation and Social Innovation (CROSI)
    • Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC)
    • The Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance
    • People and Organisation
    • Swansea i-Lab
    • Welsh Economy Labour Market Evaluation Research Centre (WELMERC)
    • Centre for Health and Environmental Management Research and Innovation (CHEMRI)
    • Bevan Commission
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details

Description

Upon choosing a research area in which to conduct your independent research project, you will be aligned to one of our research centres and supervised throughout by an academic expert in that field. Using innovative thinking, critical analysis of current research trends and issues in Management, as well as advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods, you will develop the necessary skills to challenge previously held opinions and apply objective solutions to inform practical business application within your chosen research area.

Entry Requirements

Students should ideally have a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered.

We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management.

Candidates who do not hold an undergraduate degree may be asked to demonstrate sufficient experience or expertise in their proposed field for research.

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5.  A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you may be exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.

For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement we offer a Pre-Master's programme via International College Wales Swansea that will allow you to enter our postgraduate programmes. Please click here for more details. 

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the link below and you will be taken to the central University application system:

Make an application

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc by Research Full-time £4,345 £15,850
MSc by Research Part-time £2,172.50 £7,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from UKRI

If your course starts in January, April or July 2019 please refer to the 2018/19 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Careers and Employability

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects.

During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Get unlimited one to one bespoke careers advice from our dedicated careers team
  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our seminars and events
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our Employability Module which is run twice a year
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in our Business in the Bay competition and compete against other university students
  • Join our Alumni community and meet graduates from previous years who can offer the benefit of their experiences
  • Attend our Careers Fair and network with employers
  • Join our Employability Mentoring scheme and get mentored by an employer who can help you with the transition from student to working professional.

Location and Facilities

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus features modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

Bay Campus buildings and resources include:

  • Central support services for students housed within the Tower Information Centre.
  • State of the art library and resource centre.
  • Students’ Union.
  • The Great Hall – incorporating the Stanley Clarke Auditorium, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay.

Extensive catering and grocery provision including cafeterias, bar, supermarket, launderette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach for all to enjoy.

For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page.

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk