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Interested in developing your research skills? Thinking about becoming a management consultant? Contemplating a PhD? The MRes Management is ideal for anyone wishing to undertake research into management and its related disciplines. If you want to try yourself as a researcher with a view of an academic career, or to improve your employability in the public sector or industry by demonstrating research skills, consider the MRes Management programme.
The programme will provide you with substantial training in a range of research techniques and methods used in the social sciences, and an appreciation of their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings. You will also develop your critical thinking skills through specialist management and organisation studies options. The research-based dissertation will enable you to develop a critical academic argument on your chosen topic, with the support of a supervisor. By pursuing this programme, you will learn how to implement research techniques to critically evaluate management problems and research debates. When you have completed the programme, you will have acquired the abilities to organise a research project, manage self-driven enquiry and write up a piece of research in the format of a dissertation.
This programme forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research.
This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
- Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
Learning and teaching
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
We are very proud of our graduates who have careers across a broad range of sectors and are working all over the world. Example destinations of recent graduates of the School's postgraduate programmes include:
- Director, Strategic Matters UK
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Business Consultant, Transition Consulting
- Account Executive, IMG
- Financial Business Analyst, Reuters
- Chartered Financial Analyst, 7city Learning
- Equity Analyst, Japanese Bank
- Trainee Fund Manager, Scottish Widows
- Finance Analyst, The Arcadia Group
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Assistant Economist, Customs and Excise
- Economist, Bank of Estonia
- PhD Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Associate Lecturer, Universidad de Castilla, Spain (PhD Economics)
- Risk Analyst, GE Capita
- Trainee Accountant, Citibank
- Investment Analyst, Stamford Associates
- Account Manager, Renaissance Group, Nicosia
- Investment Analyst, Capital Finance
- Senior Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague
- Economist, Civil Service
- Global Share Dealer, Deloitte
- Ship Broker, Ssy
- Banker, Standard and Chartered
Developing your skills and career prospects
The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.
Further information is available through the Careers pages of the University’s Postgraduate Study website.
A 2:1 or above with honours in any discipline from a recognised University. We also welcome applications from candidates with managerial experience or relevant professional qualifications.
Applications must include a Research Statement (no more than 1000 words). This should include the following:
- An explanation of why you have chosen a research Masters rather than a taught Masters programme.
- An outline how this MRes programme will help further your career goals?
- An outline your research interests.
- 3-5 key strengths that make you an ideal candidate for the MRes, referring to you CV.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
Streamlined visa application
The University of Exeter has been chosen by the Home Office as a participant in a new Tier 4 pilot scheme consisting of a small number of UK universities. If you are studying a programme of 13-months or less you will not only benefit from a streamlined visa application process, you will be given six months from the end date of your programme to organise your next steps. This is enough time to undertake an internship or look for a job with a Tier 2 sponsor. Click here for full details on the pilot scheme.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees per year 2018/19
- UK/EU: £6,900 full-time
- International: £16,400 full-time
Tuition fees per year 2019/20
- UK/EU: £7,200 full-time
- International: £17,100 full-time
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
UK government postgraduate loan scheme
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Global Excellence Scholarship
We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.
Postgraduate Admissions queries
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