Research course

Masters of Research in Management (MRes - Management)

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Management

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for graduates from a range of different disciplines. The specific entry requirements include:

• An honours degree (2.2 classification or above) in a relevant discipline

• Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in management roles will also be considered for entry to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides for advanced research study in the field of Management. It aims to provide aspiring managers and business specialists with key insights in to research theory and practice within the management discipline. Specifically the objectives of this course are:

1. To provide foundation training in basic and advanced research skills sufficient to enter a Doctoral programme. The programme is also suitable for candidates who may wish to obtain a research degree, but do not wish to commit themselves to a longer period of study.

2. Develop research practice and management theory (conceptual, methodological, practical and ethical) at a professional and academic level.

3. To provide an interdisciplinary context to research, gaining support from a variety of technical, academic and disciplinary contexts.

4. Develop and apply key knowledge and understanding of Management theory and research practice to complex systems, both systematically and creatively, to improve management practice.

5. To enhance independent and high level learning skills and personal development critical awareness of the limits of various research techniques via taught modules and debates) so that researchers are able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to the management discipline.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard (with minimum 6.5 in the Reading and Writing components) or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Fees and funding

As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Full information is available on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 - 16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Students are normally selected on the basis of:

- a fully completed application form,

- a 2000 word research proposal which outlines their research area (see School Research website for the requirements of the proposal),

- CV.

Applicants will be asked to attend for interview if the research proposal and application stage is acceptable. Interviews can be held via Skype or phone with the programme director and Graduate Studies Co-ordinator before any offer is made.

Course contact details

Admissions Team