The Master of Commerce is a 1–2 year programme, involving the completion of a thesis prepared under supervision, or a combination of coursework and thesis. The MCom degree allows for the development of individual research, giving students the
opportunity to contribute to existing fields or to begin to develop new areas of research.
Students who have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) will complete the MCom by papers and thesis (at least two years’ full-time study). The first year consists of a selection of six 400-level papers worth 120 points, followed by a thesis in the second year.
Students who have a good honours degree or a PGDipCom (or equivalent qualification) can complete the MCom by thesis only (minimum one year). The programme can also be undertaken part-time, to be completed within four years.
Research topics are chosen in consultation with the Director of Masters Programmes: