Research Methods

MQF Level 7

6 Credits (ECTS)

Research Methods

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€875
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6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

This module is designed to help you gain an understanding of research approaches and skills, as well as the ability to deploy research methods in your studies or professional life.  

If you have to conduct research as part of your postgraduate studies and if you would like additional support for self-improvement, then this module is for you.  

It provides a comprehensive introduction to research methods and covers broad topics, including the fundamentals of doing research, research methods, research design, data collection and data analysis.  

In discussing each topic, the ethical implications of research will be covered. Research is a craft and, like any other craft, takes practice to do it well. Therefore, this module places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging you in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises. You will have opportunity to learn through practice in all aspects of the course— during class meetings, online classrooms and even in out-of-class assignments. 

No prior knowledge or experience in research is required to take this course. 

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following: 

  • a Level 6 degree; 

 OR  

  • a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role. 

 

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to the study programme and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management 

Target Audience

This course is targeted at management professionals with supervisory and/or middle management experience such as:  

  • operations manager/coordinator 
  • financial manager 
  • supply chain manager 
  • shop floor manager/supervisor 
  • marketing and sales manager 
  • services manager/supervisor. 
  • retail managers/supervisors 
  • transport managers 
  • maintenance managers 
  • marketing managers 

 

The target group focuses primarily on people already employed within supervisory and managerial roles who wish to have a more thorough background in the subject in order to progress further in their careers. 

Career Paths

The programme aims to prepare you for senior posts such as that of general manager, head of department or director of any organisation, both in the private and public sector.  

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 30 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.  

The course comprises:  

  • 6 lectures per module; 
  • 3-hour lectures (evening); 
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos 
Assignment
Discussions

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Malta
Price
€875

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management as presented in this brochure costs €9,500.*  

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.** 

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***  

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying. 

**Terms and conditions apply.  

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.  

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