Research Methodolgy MSc

New course, subject to validation


Course facts

  • Name: Research Methodolgy
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Bangor Business School MSc in Research Methodology is aimed at individuals who want to pursue a career in research within academic, commercial or non-profit sectors.  The MSc provides a cutting edge and highly advanced training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and theory within your chosen business context.

Our MSc in Research Methodology guides you through the whole process of undertaking business and management research from developing your initial research ideas to undertaken and reporting on a substantial piece of primary research. 

You will be introduced to a variety of research methodologies and develop the ability to critique these and assess their applicability to real world research problems.  You will work with real data (both qualitative and quantitative) to gain insight into significant research problems and provide potential solutions.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

Compulsory Modules:

  • Research Colloquium
  • Core Competencies
  • Foundations in Social Research
  • Research Applications
  • Qualitative Methods for Researchers
  • Quantitative Methods for Researchers 
  • MSc Dissertation

Optional Modules:

  • Current Issues in Business and Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Financial Studies

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree (2:1 or 1st) or equivalent in a relevant discipline from a university or another approved degree-awarding body.  Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to hold IELTS (or equivalent qualification) at 6.5 or above.


How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here.  For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

Graduates of the Bangor Business School programmes have excellent prospects for pursuing employment in a wide range of roles. Please see page 46 for more information.

The MSc in Research Methodology provides an ideal pathway to PhD study and thus has ESRC recognition as part of Bangor Business School 1 + 3 PhD accreditation.

Further information

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