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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

Course objectives

Our MRes course is also the generic entry point for the University of Stirling Management School Doctoral Programme. The Management School is a member institution of the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre. They welcome applications for doctoral studentships in Accounting and Finance, and Business and Management.

The Master of Research in Business and Management is part of our suite of highly prestigious courses approved by the ESRC for use in general research training of ESRC sponsored students undertaking PhD research. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.


The module develops researcher competence in understanding and applying a broad range of research methods, (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods), and the use of appropriate software for their application.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.