MRes Management

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP180000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP10300 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Exeter, England, United Kingdom
The programme will provide you with substantial 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 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.



Interested in a 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 develop expertise in a particular area, perhaps with a view to an academic career or to improve your employability by developing specialist knowledge, you might like to consider the MRes Management programme.

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 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 management research.


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
  • Operations Specialist, Bear Stearns
  • 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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP180000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP10300 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Compulsory modules:
  • Business and Management Research Skills
  • Methods and Techniques for Independent Research
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Current Research Issues in Management
  • Dissertation for MRes Mgt Dissertation
Optional modules:
  • Advanced Marketing Seminars
  • Consumption, Markets & Culture
  • Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development
  • Brand Design
  • Managing Operations
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Strategy
  • Understanding Consumer Behaviour
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Principles of International Business

English Language Requirements

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A 2:2 degree 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 an outline of intended research proposal.

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.


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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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