Taught course

Management and Business Studies (Research)

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in business, management or a related discipline. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to provide you with the essential skills as well as the advanced knowledge and understanding to enable you to proceed to doctoral research. The MA is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of their 1+3 award (Master’s + PhD) and the research training provided will also be valuable for many non-academic careers in research institutions or other knowledge-intensive environments.

Through the programme 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.

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Information for 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 Language course.

Fees and funding

Please see Fee and Funding online Prospectus for further information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office, Newcastle University Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1503