MRes in Labour Market Studies
Duration and mode of study
Two years by distance learning.
The Masters by Research (MRes) provides graduate students with knowledge and understanding of research methods and training in the social sciences, as well as providing them with transferable skills such as communication, self-management and planning.
The programme includes training in the principles and skills of social research, qualitative and quantitative design and methods of data collection and analysis and the support to carry out a research project in an organisational setting. Furthermore, it aims to equip students with the research skills needed for advanced social science research at doctoral level.
- Introduction to the MRes
- Quantitative Methods and Analysis
- Qualitative Methods and Analysis
Teaching and assessment methods
Our Masters by Research is studied completely by distance learning over a minimum of 24 months up to a maximum of 48 months. To complete the course in 24 months, each of the three core modules will take approximately three months and there will be one month to develop the dissertation/research proposal.
Once you have completed the core modules and the dissertation proposal you will move to the final part of your Masters, the dissertation. The dissertation is a substantive piece of research that will take fourteen months to complete and during this time you will be closely supervised by a member of the CLMS academic team.
The programme is assessed by written assignments. You will complete a 4,000-5,000 word assignment for each module and a 25,000-30,000 word dissertation.
At the start of the course you may be required to complete an unassessed formative piece of work that does not count towards your overall grade. The Academic Writing Skills (AWS) module is designed to prepare you for studying at Masters level at CLMS. AWS gives you an opportunity to develop your academic writing skills and receive detailed feedback before starting your assessed work.
Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management
Ken Edwards Builidng
Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel: 0116 252 5954
Fax: 0116 252 5953