Kingston University London

Course Introduction

After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will study and examine the philosophical underpinnings of research designs, methods of data collection as well as data analysis and reporting. After this, you can opt to study either advanced qualitative or advanced quantitative analysis methods. Alongside these taught modules, you undertake a literature review around your proposed area of research. The literature review will inform the doctoral research design, which sets out the research to be undertaken in the PhD, if you choose to continue your studies.

Course Modules

Modules include: Research design and data collection; foundations of data analysis and reporting; advanced qualitative research; advanced quantitative research; literature review; doctoral research design.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £7,400 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £13,300 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A Master's degree in a relevant discipline or a 1st Class Honours undergraduate degree and academic references. Students wishing to apply for the MRes as a stand alone course (not as part of the PhD) may be considered if they hold a relevant honours degree (2.1 or higher) or a relevant Master's degree.