Taught course

Business and Management

Kingston University · Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who possess:

  • a masters degree in a relevant discipline or a first-class honours undergraduate degree; and
  • academic references.

Students wishing to apply for the MRes as a stand alone course (not as part of the PhD) may be considered if they hold a relevant honours degree (2:1 or higher) or a relevant master's degree.

Holders of non-UK degrees will be subject to the University's normal entry procedures for equivalence of qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The Business and Management MRes offers a route towards a Business PhD for students who are considering doctoral study. It forms the first stage of the Business PhD, but is also offered as a separate programme either for those who are considering doctoral study or who want to develop their research skills.

Accomplished researchers are highly demanded in both academia and the wider business environment. By undertaking a one-year Business and Management MRes, you demonstrate your ability to select and implement appropriate methodologies for business research.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

What will you study?

After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will study and examine the philosophical underpinnings of research designs, methods of data collection as well as data analysis and reporting. After this, you can opt to study either advanced qualitative or advanced quantitative analysis methods. Alongside these taught modules, you undertake a literature review around your proposed area of research. The literature review will inform the doctoral research design, which sets out the research to be undertaken in the PhD, if you choose to continue your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)20 8417 5815