MRes Management

Duration Full time 1 year
Discipline
  • Business and Management
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September

Overview

  • This one-year programme provides a rigorous foundation in the skills required to conduct high-quality research in management and social sciences in general
  • You will receive instruction and guidance from our internationally respected academic staff who conduct and publish world-leading research
  • You will receive dedicated careers support throughout the programme from our business school career consultants
  • Fully funded scholarships are available for students who intend to progress onto a PhD in management at the University of Exeter (see link below).

The MRes in Management (Pathway to PhD) is a one-year programme for highly engaged and capable students who are planning to progress onto a PhD in management or related social science.

The programme provides students with rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design and macro- and micro-level management theory. You will be able to choose modules that align with your specific research interests from a broad array of options. 

You will also complete an MRes research dissertation under the supervision of a member of academic staff. This will enable you to apply your research skills and develop an in-depth knowledge in your chosen topic area.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have acquired the essential knowledge required to carry out PhD level research.

Interested in PhD funding?

  • We are delighted to offer up to 10 fully funded Business School scholarships and bursary awards to students looking to study our MRes (Pathway to PhD) programme for 2020 entry with progression to our PhD Management or PhD Accounting.
  • Application for Management funding. Closing date 31/01/2020.
  • Application for Accounting funding. Closing date 31/01/2020.
  • Please note, we will consider all MRes scholarship applicants for a place on the programme, whether or not their funding application is successful. Therefore a separate programme application is not required.

Programme structure

The MRes in Management (Pathway to PhD) is a one-year programme for highly engaged and capable students who are planning to progress onto a PhD in management or related social science.

During the programme students will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.

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

Assessment

Assessments will be conducted via problem sets, midterm exams, final exams, presentations, and a thesis.

Supervision

Students will be assigned an academic tutor and a pastoral tutor from the first day of their MRes. During the MRes period you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss your research interests with a range of faculty members to help ensure you have the right fit in you continue to do a PhD. This is designed to expose you to various faculty members within the academic group on a rotation basis and also to provide a more integrated experience where you will have the chance to develop their ideas with junior faculty.

Progression to PhD

Although the MRes can be studied as a one-year standalone programme, it is a pathway to PhD for the majority of students.

Progression on to the PhD is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the PhD. This includes (1) successful completion of the MRes (achieving at least an average of 60% across all modules and at least 65% in the Dissertation) and (2) the identification of a member of academic staff in the University of Exeter Business School who has agreed to supervise your PhD.

Careers

The MRes programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out PhD level research and subject to meeting the entry criteria (see progression tab) you will be able to progress onto our PhD Management programme.

Upon completion of your PhD you will be well equipped to pursue careers in academia, government or consultancy. Many of our recent research students have gone on to be successful academic jobs and have published their doctoral work in well-established journals.

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 (65%+) degree with honours in a management related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative/qualitative ability is required. Degrees in psychology, sociology, and related fields are also considered. 

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study.

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

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

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.

Pre-sessional English

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 2020/21

  • UK/EU: £7,350 full-time
  • International: £17,450 full-time

Fee information

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.

Interested in PhD funding?

We are delighted to offer up to 10 fully funded Business School scholarships and bursary awards to students looking to study our MRes (Pathway to PhD) programme for 2020 entry with progression to our PhD Management or PhD Accounting.

Application for Management funding. Closing date 31/01/2020.

Application for Accounting funding. Closing date 31/01/2020.

Please note, we will consider all MRes scholarship applicants for a place on the programme, whether or not their funding application is successful. Therefore a separate programme application is not required.

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 2020.
Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

Contact us

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For any queries please complete our enquiry form


For questions about the programme:

Phone +44 (0) 1392 726679


For questions about your offer, CAS/Visa, supporting documents or application process:

Phone +44 (0) 1392 723044 (overseas) or 0300 555 6060 (UK)

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