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MRes Business and Management

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Management Studies / Science Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our Master of Research in Business and Management is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science for the training of PhD students.

You'll learn how to:

  • undertake doctoral research in business and management
  • equip yourself for an academic or commercial career in business and management research
  • undertake, evaluate, commission or manage research in the commercial, public, or voluntary sectors

The MRes course has a strong practical focus and trains you in the advanced skills necessary for business, management, economic and policy research. Our aim is to help you to become a researcher who is:

  • reflective and aware of the assumptions, strengths and limitations of your research
  • highly skilled in a multitude of management and organisational research techniques
  • readily able to apply this knowledge in new and diverse domains

When you graduate, you’ll be a reflective, astute researcher who is highly skilled in a multitude of management and organisational research techniques.

You’ll be able to apply this knowledge to a wide variety of situations and will be able to:

  • understand the assumptions made by different approaches to research, their limitations and their implications for answering research questions using an appropriate research design
  • use qualitative, quantitative and experimental techniques to collect and analyse data to an advanced level
  • apply this knowledge to the design, conduct and reporting of research projects
  • critically analyse the methodologies used to conduct empirical research projects

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Entry requirements

Good first degree in a relevant subject