Postgraduate

Management Business Studies (Research) MA PGDip

Management and Business Studies (Research) MA, PGDip

MA - full time: 12 months part time: 24 months
PGDip - full time: 8 months part time: 16 month

Profile

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:

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Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

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.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

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

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Carolyn Watkin
Postgraduate Programme Secretary
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1622
Email: nubs@ncl.ac.uk

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