Research course

Research Degrees in the Business Management Research Institute

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

Entry requirements

You will have the minimum of a first or upper second class Honours degree of a university or other institution with degree-awarding powers in the United Kingom, or equivalent. You will also need to demonstrate high levels of potential and motivation for research; excellent organisational skills and the ability to work on your own guided by your supervisory team. As part of the application process, the application form and related documents must be accompanied by your research proposal set out according to the template available on: International applications will need to meet the requirements of the UKVI and University of Bedfordshire policy. You are advised to check that you meet the English language requirements here.

MA (Research); MSc (Research); MPhil; PhD

Months of entry

October, March

Course content

Key features

  • Membership to our Research Student Support Group

About the course

The Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI) manages all of the research activity within the Business School and offers a dynamic research environment. Your area of research will be agreed and finalised with your supervisory team subject to approval from the Research Institute. As well as carrying out your research, you will also undertake advanced training in research methods.

Career opportunities

You could work in both academic and commercial environments.

The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:

  • Human resource management
  • Information systems
  • Knowledge management
  • Operations and project management
  • Marketing
  • Intercultural communication
  • Law

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

+44 (0) 1582 743 500