Management and Finance MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Gain the managerial and analytical skills required by employers in both the private and public sectors.

This course offers a broad training in management, together with an appreciation of the financial environment of contemporary business. Our wide range of options allows you to tailor the MSc to your interests.

Why choose this course?

  • Business and economics at Sussex is ranked in the top 50 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).
  • Learning with people from all over the world helps you develop the expertise and confidence to work globally.
  • Our wide range of business modules is taught by top academic researchers and experienced industry practitioners.
The MSc in Management and Finance has made me unique in my field of work, especially through my theoretical arguments and analysis.”Nii Ardey Tagoe
Management and Finance MSc

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above (including an average mark of at least 55%).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class lower division or GPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 'very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally show evidence of your ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Pre-Masters

Need to boost your academic skills for your taught course? Find out about Pre-Masters routes

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at bmec@sussex.ac.uk

How will I study?

In the autumn and spring terms, you choose options alongside your core modules to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

During the summer term, you research and write a business analysis report based on the analytical techniques in management and finance you have learned on the course. The core accounting module during the spring term prepares you for writing the report.

Assessment methods are a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, presentations and unseen examinations.

Modules

These are the modules running in the academic year 2017. Modules running in 2018 may be subject to change.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

Find out about studying business and management at Sussex, including finance, banking, logistics and entrepreneurship

Our experts

We offer a unique blend of management and finance, giving students a broad range of skills and opening an equally wide range of professional career opportunities.”Bruce Hearn
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Dr Petros Chamakiotis

Dr Petros Chamakiotis

Lecturer in Information Systems

Research interests

Digital transformation, leadership, Online Communities, qualitative research methods, Virtual Teams, work-life balance

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Dr Dimitrios Gounopoulos

Dr Dimitrios Gounopoulos

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

Bond Issues, Capital Structure, Commodities, Dividend Policy, Earnings Management, Educations of CEOs, Executive Compensation, Finance, Gold - Precious Metals - Industrial Metals, Initial Public Offering, International Accounting Issues, Pension Funds, Political Connections

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Dr Bruce Hearn

Dr Bruce Hearn

Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Research interests

Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial Management

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Prof Ranko Jelic

Prof Ranko Jelic

Professor of Finance

Research interests

Corporate finance, European corporate bonds, Management Buyouts, Private equity, Privatisation

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Dr Andreas Kaeck

Dr Andreas Kaeck

Reader In Finance

Research interests

Asset Pricing, Derivatives, Finance, Financial Econometrics, Risk management, Volatility Analysis

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Prof Emmanuel Mamatzakis

Prof Emmanuel Mamatzakis

Professor of Finance

Research interests

Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial accounting, Financial Crisis in Greece, Financial Econometrics, Financial Management, Financial Markets, Financial stability, Public finances

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Dr Mike Osborne

Dr Mike Osborne

Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Research interests

Capital budgeting, Corporate finance, Finance, Fixed income mathematics, Interest rates, Investment appraisal, Project analysis, Retail finance, Time value of money

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Prof Alan Sangster

Prof Alan Sangster

Professor of Accounting

Research interests

Accounting Education, Archives, business history, Hermeneutics, Medieval Italian Business

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Dr Carlos Sato

Dr Carlos Sato

Lecturer in Management

Research interests

Major Projects Studies, Project Management, Technological Change, Technology and Innovation Management

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Dr Josh Siepel

Dr Josh Siepel

Senior Lecturer in Management

Research interests

Design Innovation, Economics, Economics of Awards, Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship policy, Financing Innovation, Firm growth, Innovation Creativity and Design, Innovation policy issues, skills and employment, Small Business Policy, SMEs; SME finance; SME public policy

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Prof Chris Storey

Prof Chris Storey

Professor of Marketing

Research interests

Buyer-Seller Relationships, innovation, Marketing, New Product Development, Services Marketing

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Dr Jie Wen

Dr Jie Wen

Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

Corporate finance, financial market microstructure, Financial regulation

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Dr Xiaoxiang Zhang

Dr Xiaoxiang Zhang

Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

Asset Pricing, Corporate finance, corporate governance, Finance, Financial Management, financial market microstructure, information disclosure and efficiency, Microstructure analysis, Stock market liquidity

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How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£10,600 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£10,600 per year
International students:
£17,900 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

If you’re studying part time over two years, you’ll be charged 50% of the equivalent 2018 full-time fee in each year of study. The fee in your second year – if you continue your studies without a break – will be subject to a 2.5% increase (subject to rounding).

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How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,280 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

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Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

Our MSc is for you if you're aiming for a career in:

  • global business management or management consultancy
  • corporate finance and financial management
  • local and central government.

Graduate destinations

95% of students from the Department of Business and Management were in work or further study six months after graduating. Our graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • management information analyst, Credit Suisse
  • service manager, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
  • statistical officer, Chinese Government.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

“This MSc is the foundation of my success at a multinational firm. Lecturers from across the world facilitated my transition to an aspiring consultant.” Schervin PouyanSenior Consultant, PwC

Personal and Professional Development for Management and Finance

  • 15 credits
  • All Year Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module aims to develop your mastery in personal and interpersonal effectiveness in order to support career entry and development, thereby enabling positive and professional organisational impacts.

From your point of view, the module facilitates acclimatisation to your local learning environment as a basis for contributing to contemporary working environments at local, national and international/global levels (the workplace).

From employers' point of view, the module develops rounded graduates who have not only a subject/technical capacity but also a personal and professional capability. This capability, which is readily transferable to the workplace, distinguishes students who successfully complete the module from other graduates.

The module comprises study of, and development in, the individual and interactive organisational behaviours that underpin professional performance and mindful practices in the workplace.

You examine: 

  • elements of effective self-management in the workplace
  • elements of effective inter-personal relationships in the workplace
  • individual strategies and techniques for self-development
  • qualities of personal leadership approaches and the impact on others
  • development of continuing professionalism in engaging with others in the workplace.

Corporate and International Finance

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module covers the most important topics in corporate finance such as: capital investment decision-taking; financing andcapital structure; risk management; and portfolio theory. You will then analyse issues in international finance including: models of exchange rates; efficiency in foreign exchange markets; monetary unions; and international financial crises.

Institutions in the Global Financial Market for Management and Finance

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

You examine the role played by financial institutions in the global market structure and in particular the ways in which these institutions manage risk in their investments, with particular focus on management of operational risk.

You study investment banking and the role banks and other actors such as rating agencies play in capital markets.

You explore the nature of operational risk and the way risk management is practiced in financial services firms.

You compare and contrast the prevailing regulatory approaches and discuss prevailing international frameworks for regulating and managing operational risk.

There will also be a focus on the process of compliance with these regulations, which will be discussed using both lectures and case study material.

You also discuss corporate scandals, the role of the financial media, and prospects for future regulations.

Leading and Managing People

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

Learn how to lead and manage people and gain the skills for your future career.

In this module you study:

  • major contemporary research in leadership and human resource management
  • the relationships that exist within organisations and how organisational members are influenced by: the leader, power, relationships and organisational culture
  • the usefulness and limitations of theories, tools and practice in order to develop critical and analytical skills. 

You also develop your problem solving skills so that you can develop your own leadership and people management abilities.

Accounting for Decision Makers in Management and Finance

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

You are suited to this module if you are a non-financial manager. 

You are given an introducation to comparative international accounting and financial reporting and analysis within the context of converging standards. 

No prior knowledge of accounting procedures is assumed or required.

Business Analysis Report

  • 45 credits
  • Summer Teaching, Year 1 credits

The main aim of this module is to give you the tools to research and write a study of your own design in the form of a business analysis report. Your study will comprise of an appraisal of corporate financial performance, including interfirm comparison and trend analysis, with reference also to market forecasts and corporate valuation.

As part of this module, you learn analytical skills, so that you can apply theoretical models to practice in the context of financial appraisal and corporate management strategy.

In preparation, you critically survey relevant theories and published findings, and employ them to draw conclusions regarding the performance and valuation of competitive firms.

If you are a sponsored student, you can examine the competitive performance and valuation of your own organisation as part of this module.

Business Communication Skills

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module, you explore the core concepts and issues in business communication, and raise your awareness of the practical requirements for effective communication in academic and professional contexts in both written and spoken English.

As part of the module, you gain practical training in the communication skills required to become an expert communicator in business environments.

Your studies in this module focus on aspects of critical thinking, reading and writing and the conventions and requirements of different genres of business texts.

You gain extended training in the key linguistic and academic competencies needed to undertake various business communication tasks within the broad theoretical framework of business communication theory.

This module will be core if your first language is not English, but an option if you are a native English speaker (or have native speaker competence).

Management, Innovation and Organisational Performance

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module aims to help you develop a critical awareness and deep understanding of the principles and practices associated with management and performance excellence, and provides insight into the drive for continuous improvement of products, services and processes for enhanced competitive positioning from effective innovation management.

The module includes a focus on strategies for sustainable improvement in performance of operating systems, ethical practice, organisational mindset, and planning and control mechanisms employed to effectively manage and monitor socio-economic performance for sustainable business operations.

By critically assessing the application of a range of tools, techniques and frameworks within a variety of best practice organisations across a number of industry sectors, at both national and international level, you will examine 'value' from a range of stakeholder perspectives.

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module is aimed at students on the range of 'conversion' type of MSc programmes across the department and is delivered in the International Accounting and Governance programme as a core. The focus is on contemporary perspectives and practices within the broadly defined areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance.

The module starts from the premise that CSR is a contested, problematic and developing area of study. There is an acceptance that an understanding of ethical frameworks is required to inform debate on this subject and that research generated evidence and insights are necessary to substantiate assertion.

The focus is also practical, and you will individually undertake research into an organisation's orientation and practice towards its stakeholders. A critical and questioning approach to this will be encouraged and required to 'see beyond' the often platitudinous veneer that can characterise this relationship.

Throughout the module the emphasis will be on devloping your own coherent and informed view of matters such as corporate and governance, together with issues of professional ethics within a globalised context. In particular, we examine the extent to which corporate governance practices are moving towards convergence.

The coursework requires you to work individually to produce a case study analysis of contemporary stakeholder issues and to thereby further your understanding and exercise research skills and judgement. Supporting and underpinning this is a week by week seminar programme requiring you to ascertain and appreciate your own and others' 'ethical profiles', locate and interpret research-based insights and undertake case study analysis of organisational practices and professional ethical dilemmas.

An examination will test your grasp of relevant concepts, theory and ability to apply insights.

Business Strategy

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This course aims to give students a strong grasp of the issues, tools and theoretical perspectives underlying the practice of strategy and its links with management. Using a combination of theory, practice and cases students will learn how to apply principles of strategy to companies.

The course begins by covering key skills and tools for strategic analysis. These include tools for analysing a firm's macroenvironment and competitive environment, as well as an organisation's own resources and capabilities. It then provides an in-depth summary of the strategy process as it is used by managers, and then discusses the range of theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of this process.

Corporate Governance

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module aims to introduce you to the roles and functions of boards of directors as well as the organisational structure of different types of firms, such as those within extended family networks and those of an entrepreneurial nature. This will involve developing understanding of information management systems and accounting techniques that assist effective board-level decision making as well as in the assessment of board and CEO effectiveness. The relevance of different boards structures will be discussed through a comparison of split boards and supervisory boards and the module will cover contemporary issues such as shareholder activism, the role of family and corporate block-shareholder control. Equally, the importance of worldwide differences in legal and institutional settings and their impact on corporate structure and governance will be discussed. While you will gain appreciation into contemporary issues effecting management structure of major corporations you will also be expected to apply this in real-life topical settings.

Entrepreneurial Finance

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module provides you with an understanding of the role finance plays in the survival and growth of small firms. It begins by discussing the challenges of characterising firm growth and how firms use capital to grow, drawing upon empirical evidence on the topic. It then covers the variety of sources firms may use for external capital, including (but not limited to) banks, business angels, venture capitalists and small cap stock markets, and how these investments are valued. It concludes by discussing differences in funding environments for small firms in different countries, and covers the challenges faced by policymakers in developing policy tools to provide support for small firms.

Financial Crises and Bank Regulation

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

You are provided with a comprehensive analysis of the financial sector regulation and supervision and central bank liquidity management.

The ongoing financial crisis implies that the focus should be on the implications and lessons for the future of the financial markets.

You are presented with the inadequacies in macroeconomic, in particular fiscal, policies and the need to redesign the international financial architecture regarding the regulatory framework.

Information Systems and Management

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

You study how Information Systems are used by organisations in commerical, public and voluntary sectors.

You explore how Information Systems, including cloud computing and social networking, link technology and business strategy, and help to provide sustainable competitive advantage to businesses.

You develop an understanding of the systems, technologies, concepts, tools, and frameworks needed to deploy, manage, and evaluate technology strategies, and processes, as well as the resources needed to gain competitive advantage.

Intercultural Business Communication

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Explore culture and communication in a business context.

In this module, you study intercultural communication, and are expected to read and write critically about key issues in intercultural business communication. You also study the cultural features and conventions, which affect communication at work.

You are given the opportunity to theoretically and practically explore areas where cultural knowledge impacts effective business communication and intercultural communicative competence.

International Entrepreneurship

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

The focus of this module is on the development and growth of new firms from establishment to the early stages of international development. Much of the core teaching in international business relates to the strategic decisions made by established large firms, but SMEs are increasingly engaged in both foreign trade and investment - as is evidenced by the phenomena of born-global firms, international new ventures, and rapidly internationalising firms. In this context, the links between entrepreneurship, innovation, and internationalisation are crucial.

Investments

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module, you are introduced to finance theory, and its practical applications for investors, analysts and portfolio managers.

You start with a detailed review of the concepts of risk and return, and an assessment of portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing and other pricing models for risky assets.

In the second part of the module, you assess market efficiency, pricing anomalies and behavioural finance, and then consider the implications for hedging, speculation and arbitrage.

In the final part of the module, you look at specific financial instruments including debt markets, foreign exchange markets and derivative markets, including
options, forwards, futures and swaps.

Management of Risk

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Risk surrounds us, and risk management is crucial to organisations. This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the nature of risk and the role of risk management in modern organisations. From this, you develop an understanding of key processes involved in developing a risk management plan and techniques used to identify, assess and manage risk.

We address the various aspects involved in the management of risk in project and operational business environments. Broader issues of technological risk are also addressed. Topics covered include the:

  • external and internal factors that contribute to the emergence and escalation of risks
  • processes required to manage those risk
  • involvement of stakeholder
  • tools and methods applied to identify assess and control risks
  • management of project risks associated with innovation and technology
  • interface between technological risks and their management within society.

Managing Accounting and Control (for Management and Finance)

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

The main aim of this module is for you to critically reflect on how and why management accounting techniques changed during the 20th century and beyond, the theoretical controversies explaining this, and the practical ramifications for designing and using management accounting systems. By the end of the module you will understand how and why:

  • traditional management accounting techniques such as product costing, budgeting, standard costing and economic theories of decision-making emerged during the twentieth century and their theoretical underpinnings in bureaucracy, Taylorism, mechanistic organisation, and economic rationality; and assess their applicability, strengths and weaknesses
  • new techniques of management accounting, including accounting for customers and flexible manufacturing, strategic management accounting, activity-based costing/management and balanced scorecards emerged, define their essential features, and assess their applicability, strengths and weaknesses 
  • new rational theories of management accounting have been developed, especially contingency and agency theory, to address limitations of traditional theories, and be able to assess their worth with respect to control system design and behavioural problems in specific circumstances
  • the theoretical assumptions of the above techniques and approaches have been criticised for their neglect of subjective, institutional, and political considerations, and the latters implications for identifying other roles and consequences of management accounting within organisations and society.

On completion you will have gained a basic understanding of most practical techniques of management accounting, including contemporary practices; how and why their multiple aims and the changing socio-economic environments in which they operate give rise to difficult design and operational decisions; and be able to analyse these practical issues using the major theories employed in contemporary management accounting research.

Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

During this module you will address three central issues:

Organisational capabilities: how organisational forms and capabilities in project management, systems integration and software engineering are essential in the design and production of CoPS. Special emphasis is given to project management capabilities.

Models of innovation: how industrial structures, product life cycles and innovation management in CoPS differ from the conventional model of innovation often based on the mass production of consumer goods.

Firm strategy: how firms are changing their strategic positions, building new service capabilities and creating customer-centric organisations to provide bundles of products and services as integrated solutions to their customer's needs.

Managing Human Resources

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

You are introduced to concepts, issues and debates around human resource management and employment relations.

Some of the topics that may be included are:

  • specific HRM function areas (such as pay/rewards systems, working time, employee voice at the company or sector level)
  • the meaning and variability in the interpretation of high performance HRM systems
  • the global diffusion of HRM practices
  • gendered dimensions of HRM practices
  • diversity management
  • corporate social responsibility issues
  • talent management.

Managing Operations and Quality (Spring)

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

This module provides the student with an understanding of how the fundamental principles of operations management can support the improvement of management performance in both public and private organisations. These principles may be applied equally to both manufacturing and service operations.

Students will develop an understanding of the systemic and interactive nature of operations and quality management problems and their relationship to the external environment, through the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, utilising guided problem-based activities and case study analysis.

Quality management processes: the ideas, theories and tools that are central to organisational development, change management, and the performance improvements that are generally desired for individuals, teams and organisations will be explored. Methods used to measure organisational performance other than financial output or profit including focusing on the essential activities, resources and other factors that impact on outputs will be analysed and applied.

Managing Virtual Projects

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Project teams are becoming increasingly virtual, involving people from different countries, organizations and timezones.

How, therefore, is a project managed when project leaders and members are based in different locations and may never see one another face-to-face?

In this module, you explore how virtual project teams (VPTs) can be managed effectively.

You:

  • are introduced to relevant theories in the field of virtuality
  • examine whether traditional management and leadership theories are relevant in the VPT environment
  • experience real-life challenges of virtual teamwork through practical in-class activities.

Marketing

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Gone are the stable markets of yesteryear. Today's markets are characterised by rapidly changing customers' wants, accelerating pace of technological advances, and intensifying competition, presenting major challenges for both incumbent and upstart enterprises alike.

For most organisations, marketing is a major determinant of success. This course is designed to help students develop an appreciation of the role of marketing and the management of marketing functions in the modern organisation. The impact of marketing and the contribution of marketing to organisational performance in the dynamic, globally competitive markets of today will be addressed. The course will also focus on what being market oriented really means, in practice, to organisations operating in manufacturing and service industries, as well as in profit and non-profit enterprises.

The course will introduce students to the theories, concepts, models, techniques and current best-practices for developing and implementing marketing strategies and actions. Marketing decision-making should not take place in a vacuum. The course will familiarise students with the components of market analysis and strategy development with respect to the organisation, its customers, competitors and collaborators.

There will be more in depth coverage of marketing implementation and control issues through the concept of the integrated marketing mix: the product/service offering and customer service, communications, pricing and channels.

Specific learning objectives include: developing knowledge and understanding of key theories, concepts and models in marketing to guide the development and execution of marketing strategies; developing the skills to critically analyse marketing situations facing organisations; gaining understanding of marketing decision options and refining decision-making and analytical skills and developing written and verbal presentational skills relating to marketing case studies.

Money and Banking

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

In this module, you study: 

  • bond, stock and foreign currency markets
  • the role of banks and financial intermediation
  • competition and regulation in banking
  • financial crises
  • the role and policy tools of central banks
  • the role of money and banks in the broader economy.

Multinational Financial Management

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

The main aim of this module is to evaluate the financial decision-making of companies operating internationally, providing an understanding of global capital markets, in the context of international trade patterns, international monetary systems, exchange rate regimes and foreign exchange markets, as well as tax rules and legal and institutional complexities. You will also develop competences in the appraisal of international capital expenditure choices and in the effective implementation of multinational management control systems. In addition, the module considers the political risks faced by multinational enterprises, including firm-specific risk, country risk, and global risk, together with an assessment of the origins and repercussions of the current credit crisis, including the international scale of securitization, and the impact of market failure in international interbank markets on multinational financial management.

Summary outline: currency regimes and markets and the management of foreign exchange risk; measuring and managing exchange exposure; international financing and capital market integration; the cost of capital for foreign investments; capital budgeting for the multinational corporation; working capital management; taxation and transfer pricing; country risk analysis and the implications of the financial crisis of 2007-09 and module resumé.

Research Methods (Finance, Accounting and Banking)

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

Provide students with the necessary training to undertake research.
Provide students with an understanding of the relevance and importance of alternative epistemological positions in the social sciences and the nature of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.
Develop students understanding of the nature of research in the social sciences by examining the study skills necessary to manage and undertake a research project.
Provide students with opportunities to be familiar with frontier empirical and theoretical research.
Provide students with a good foundation for undertaking a dissertation.

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