UCL Module Catalogue


Qualitative Research Methods for Management (MSIN0046)

Key information

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Teaching department
UCL School of Management
Credit value
Module is only available MRes and PhD doctoral track students.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


This module will introduce students to qualitative research methods that are widely used in organization and management studies, including ethnography and observation, case studies, and grounded theory building, among others. Instructors will draw on their experience and behind-the-scenes from published work to provide students with insight in the practice of doing qualitative research. As part of the module, students will be required to engage in qualitative data collection and analysis.

The course will be conducted as a seminar (10x3-hour sessions). Students are expected to discuss and critique the assigned readings. There will be a strong emphasis on practical involvement in doing qualitative work, involving practical guidelines for data collection and analysis, insights in the process that led to published work, and hands-on activities. As part of the coursework, students will be asked to generate qualitative data and analyse these data using a range of methods.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Postgraduate (FHEQ Level 7)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
70% Report/Dissertation (3,500 words)
30% Coursework plus 20 minute presentation
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Professor Davide Ravasi
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.