MRes in Finance and Management

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MRes in Finance and Management

SOAS University of London

MRes in Finance and Management

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two calendar years (part-time)

Subjects Preferred: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The MRes in Finance and Management degree at SOAS is unique in two respects. First, it combines a broad based training in quantitative and qualitative research methods used in financial and management studies. Secondly, due to the research background of academics at SOAS and their regional expertise, the qualitative and quantitative research methods introduced can be applied in the context of developing and emerging economies.

The programme is suitable for students with a background of BA or BSc level who wish to progress to undertake a PhD, but who do not already hold a Masters level qualification. It is also suitable for students who want to improve their qualitative and quantitative research methods skills, and for those whose Masters level degree did not contain significant research methods components.

In many cases, students will wish to join a PhD programme after successfully completing the MRes in Finance and Management.

Structure

The MRes in Finance and Management has two components:

  1. Four core modules (2 units)
  2. Dissertation of 20,000 words on an approved topic (2 units)

The 20,000-word dissertation is worth 50% of your final mark. During term 2 you will submit your dissertation proposal and select an academic supervisor. Over the ensuing months you should meet with your supervisor at least three times before the end of term 3 for guidance. The bulk of your dissertation will be written over the summer to meet the mid-September deadline.

Part-time Study

Part-time students are required to complete two of the core courses during their first year, then two core courses and the dissertation during their second year. Please see the programme specification below for further information. Core Modules

  • Analysing Qualitative and Quantitative Data - 15PFMC084 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Theories in Management and Finance - 15PFMC086 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2
  • Research Design and Epistemology - 15PFMC085 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 15PFMC083 (0.5 Unit) - Term 2

Destinations

The Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS) maintains close links with employers in the United Kingdom, and its focus regions. We expect that many of our graduates will move into higher education, research and development, manufacturing, banking, consulting, media, and other industries.

A Student's Perspective

"SOAS is the best place to study the rising economy of China. The Library has an extensive range of books and journals to keep you informed about China’s past, present and future business environment."

Bauhinia Chi Har Lam

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Last updated December 1, 2016
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