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Department of Social & Policy Sciences, Programme Catalogue 2011/12

THSP-AFM02: MSc Business and Community


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs): PG Diploma; PG Certificate
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: 40%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Semester 1: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units Click here for further information
SP50123 Business, society and states: corporate power and accountability 6 Credits
Compulsory Units
SP50250 The politics of policy in international perspective: actors, arenas and conflict 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 18 Credits from the following list:
Students with no prior social research tuition/experience must choose at least 1 from XX50134 & XX50136.
XX50134 Quantitative methods 1: introduction to quantitative methods 6 Credits
XX50136 Qualitative methods 1 6 Credits
XX50170 Principles & skills of social research 6 Credits
MN30170 Fundamentals of accounting and financial management 6 Credits
MN50169 Business economics 6 Credits
MN50174 Human resource management 6 Credits
SP50162 Governing contemporary societies 6 Credits
SP50217 Sociology & social anthropology of development 6 Credits
SP50249 Advanced policy analysis 6 Credits
ZZ50001 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
SP50142 Morals, markets and politics 6 Credits
SP50153 Dissertation planning 6 Credits
SP50202 Ecology, management & organisational performance 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select 12 Credits from the following list:
MN50166 Methods of management research 6 Credits
MN50176 Strategic management 6 Credits
MN50332 Strategy and human resource management 6 Credits
SP30096 Global regimes & new social movements 6 Credits
SP50080 Globalisation & economic insecurity: social policy challenges 6 Credits
SP50122 Comparative research methods 6 Credits
SP50225 Globalisation 2: political economy of globalisation 6 Credits
ZZ50005 Director of Studies approved unit 6 Credits

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
XX50054 Dissertation, business & community 30 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2011/12 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2012/13 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2011/12.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.