We teach using a mixture of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • IT based projects


You will be assessed by a combination of

  • coursework
  • exams
  • a dissertation


This course involves seven months of taught modules including Research Methods, Qualitative Methods in Social Research, Quantitative/Econometric Methods, Directed Reading and an optional module from the suite of modules offered within the School.

The choice of option will depend on the proposed area of research you wish to pursue and will be primarily literature based.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: BU52003 Credits: 40 Semester: Semester 2

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: BU11006 Credits: 10 Semester: Semester 1

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