Research course

Research Degrees in the Business and Management Research Institute

University of Bedfordshire · The Business School
MA by researchMSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 1st or 2.1 (Hons) degree. Candidates with a different class of degree may be admitted, if they can demonstrate their potential for higher degree work, e.g. by holding other qualifications, presenting published work or with relevant work experience.

For those students whose first language is not English, it is required, as a minimum, a qualification such as: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 580. IELTS (British Council) score of 6.0 (ideally with 7.0 in the writing component), TOEFL score of 580 paper or 235 comp, TELAS score of 2 Cambridge CPE C/CAE C.

Months of entry

October, March

Course content

About the course

The Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI) sits within the Business School and manages all of the research activity within the School. The BMRI is committed to producing high quality research that is applied and applicable, and relevant to the needs of the business community. The institute has a strong record in collaborative research with both UK and international partners and are committed to producing and promoting research of the highest quality.

The Business and Management Research Institute welcomes applications to join its research programmes and provides opportunities for research training at PhD, MPhil and MA/MSc by Research levels.

Applications are welcomed for the following areas:

  • Operations Management
  • Information Systems
  • E-commerce
  • Human Rights and Public international Law issues
  • Marketing

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
Variable months

MSc by research

full time
Variable months


full time
Variable months


full time
Variable months

Course contact details

Research Graduate School
0300 3300 073