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1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

By exploring the extent and limitations as well as the benefits and risks of globalisation, this programme will enable you to develop a systematic understanding of the globalised environment in which modern businesses and economies must operate.

  • Gain a better understanding of corporate and non-corporate spheres of executive employment
  • Develop effective research and analytical techniques along with an overview of the development of international business
  • Study in the heart of London, one of the business capitals in the world
  • This course is an approved pathway for ESRC funding, which could cover the costs of both this MRes and a PhD


  • State-of-the-art media suite with editing software (QUBE)
  • Think Pod - an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities
  • Full access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries including The British Library
  • Free subscriptions to publications Bloomberg and Financial Times

Career paths

A combination of academic study and practical training will prepare you for leadership roles or further research. This MRes can lead to a role in a variety of sectors, including supply chain management and management consulting.

This course is an approved pathway for ESRC funding, which could cover the costs of both this MRes and a PhD, should you wish to pursue further study.


The dissertation forms one third of the entire Programme and requires the ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. It should reflect skills of formulating research questions, synthesising and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions through written communication. Students will be guided through the dissertation process by a supervisor. Students are required to take the DTC modules in the first and second semesters. Information about the Dissertation will be provided on the dedicated module area on QM+.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 1st class or above at undergraduate level in any subject. A satisfactory research proposal that fits with research interests of staff in the School of Business and Management is also required.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more