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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Graduating students at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Masters of Research in Management

This course provides for advanced research study in the field of Management. It aims to provide aspiring managers and business specialists with key insights in to research theory and practice within the management discipline. Specifically the objectives of this course are:

  1. To provide foundation training in basic and advanced research skills sufficient to enter a Doctoral programme. The programme is also suitable for candidates who may wish to obtain a research degree, but do not wish to commit themselves to a longer period of study.
  2. Develop research practice and management theory (conceptual, methodological, practical and ethical) at a professional and academic level.
  3. To provide an interdisciplinary context to research, gaining support from a variety of technical, academic and disciplinary contexts. 
  4. Develop and apply key knowledge and understanding of Management theory and research practice to complex systems, both systematically and creatively, to improve management practice.
  5. To enhance independent and high level learning skills and personal development (critical awareness of the limits of various research techniques via taught modules and debates) so that researchers are able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to the management discipline. 

*This programme is subject to validation for September 2017 entry and the information provided may be subject to change.  All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for graduates from a range of different disciplines. The specific entry requirements include:

  • An honours degree (2.2 or above) that is acceptable to the Programme Director. 
  • Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in management roles will also be considered for entry to the programme. 

Selection Procedure: 

Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and may be asked to attend an interview. Applicants are usually invited to have an informal conversation (skype or phone) with the programme director before any offer is made. 

How to Apply: 

Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility.

Course modules

Students will study 180 credits of specialist study in a range of Management topics. The course is made up of 80 credits of taught study followed by a 100 Credit Research based thesis. 

The following modules will be studied: 

3 x 20 Credit discipline specific modules selected from our existing Masters Portfolio      60 Credits
ASR 7001 Research Practice                                                                                                           20 Credits 
Research Dissertation                                                                                                                     100 Credits 

The MRes is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 25,000 word Research Dissertation. 

The exit point for this programme will be the Post Graduate Certificate gained through the successful completion of 60 credits of study from an approved Masters programme at the University.

Assessment methods

With the exception of the independent research dissertation, all module assessment is based upon 6,000 words or equivalent. Assessment methods are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice issues and include coursework essays, systems analysis and the design of interventions, research reports, presentations and critique. The independent research thesis will be presented as a traditional 25,000 word thesis and tested via a traditional viva voce examination.


Part-time fees:
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits

Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly. 


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MRes Full time 3 Years

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