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This specialist research programme is ideal for anyone wishing to acquire a rigorous foundation in management research. We will provide you with substantive training in a range of research techniques and methods used in the social sciences, and an understanding of their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings.
You will gain an essential foundation for research in management with this programme, and learn how to analyse and understand management research, as well as use research techniques from the social sciences to assess management problems and contribute to research debates. You will also develop your managerial knowledge through specialist management options. The research-based dissertation will enable you to apply your research skills and develop an in-depth knowledge in an area of your choice, with the support of a supervisor.
When you have completed the course, you will have acquired the skills necessary to design and carry out a research project, manage self-driven enquiry, and publish management research.
The course is delivered collaboratively by the University of Exeter, University of Bristol and the University of Bath as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). You can elect to study optional modules at the universities of Exeter, Bristol or Bath.
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.
Fees and funding
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 £10,609 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 2019.
Postgraduate Admissions queries
For any queries please complete our enquiry form
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 723246
Tier 4 fast-track visa
If your programme is 13-months or less you can benefit from a fast-track visa application and six months in the UK after the end of your programme. Click here for full details