Students will study 540 credits of specialist study in a range of Management topics. The course is made up of 240 credits of taught study followed by a 300 Credit Research based thesis.
The following modules will be studied.
Credits gained from a recognized Masters Degree 120 Credits (Level 7)
Advanced Research Practice 20 Credits (Level 8)
Advanced Social Research Perspectives 20 Credits (Level 8)
Advanced Social Research Methodology 20 Credits (Level 8)
Research Paper and Proposal 60 Credits (Level 8)
Research Thesis 300 Credits (Level 8)
The DMan is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 50,000 word Research Thesis and a 15,000 word Research Proposal.
Learning & Teaching
The modules contained within this course use a wide range of teaching and learning approaches. Standard lectures are supplemented by group discussion and group problem solving exercises and group games in order to consolidate learning and apply theory in to a range of research environments. Collaboration with companies and discussions with successful Managers from a wide range of businesses and organisations will provide an enhanced view of the practical world of management and will assist in defining the topic area of the research thesis. The research thesis will encourage students to work within organisations in order to apply their research work in to a real life setting. Part time students will be expected to apply their research in their place of work so that companies will benefit from the investment made in attending the course.
A significant amount of work will be required by the students through independent learning and self-study. During these periods the supplemented by the Moodle VLE where key texts and research papers will be available for students to use.
Each student will be supported by the allocation of a personal tutor who will provide pastoral support for the student’s time on the course. The Course Director will also provide strategic leadership and direction to the course and will be available to each student who has specific issues regarding course content and structure.
All taught module assessment is based upon 6000 words or equivalent. Assessment methods are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice issues and include coursework essays, systems analysis and the design of interventions, research reports, presentations and critique.
The independent research element of the programme consists of a: 5000 word research paper (plus presentation) to be submitted to a suitable conference / journal; a 12,000 word research proposal which outlines the key issues around the research work to be undertaken and, the research thesis which will be presented as a traditional 50,000 word thesis and tested via a traditional viva voce examination.
Employability & Careers
It is expected that many graduates from this course will go on to undertake research degree programmes and also obtain senior positions within a range of businesses managers / directors.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
The programme is designed for graduates from a range of different disciplines. The specific entry requirements include:
• An honours degree (2.1 or above) that is acceptable to the Programme Director.
• A recognised Masters Degree acceptable to the University for entry to the programme (exemption will then be given to the 120 Credits of Level 7 required to complete the programme).
• A Masters of Research in Management (where appropriate credit exemptions on the DMan may be given for previous successful study).
• Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in management roles will also be considered for entry to the programme.
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and research proposal, and may be asked to attend an interview. Applicants are usually invited to have an informal conversation (skype or phone) with the programme director before any offer is made.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits
Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly.