Taught course

Business and Management

University of Stirling · Stirling Management School

Entry requirements

Applicants normally require an upper second class Honours degree, or Master's degree in business and management disciplines, for admission to this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Business and Management is part of a new suite of MRes programmes that has been developed by six Schools including Management, Social Science, Education, Film, Media and Journalism, Nursing, Midwifery and Health and Sports Studies. These programmes have a shared core of four modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules with a range of options combining high quality with flexibility and choice for students.

Whilst the programme provides specialist research training for those seeking academic careers employability is another important focus, with the opportunity for research placement offered to all MRes student and with a strong practical management and business focus.


The MRes Business and Management is part of the Economic and Social Research Council-approved provision for research training for ESRC sponsored PhD research students in Scotland.

Course Objectives

The MRes programme in Business and Management is aimed at students wanting to:

  • Undertake doctoral research in business and management
  • Equip themselves for an academic or commercial career in business and management research
  • Undertake, evaluate, commission or manage research in the commercial, public, or voluntary sectors

Our philosophy is that postgraduate business and management students need the understanding and skills associated with high quality academic research. This approach applies equally to those who become either academic scholars or professional practitioners.

This programme also serves as a generic entry point for the Stirling Management School Doctoral Programme. The Stirling Management School is a member institution of the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre. It welcomes applications for 1+3 or +3 doctoral studentships in the following areas: Accounting and Finance and Business and Management.

The MRes programme provides you with a broadly based and advanced research training that covers business and social science research skills that are not subject specific:

  • Skills in research methodologies and techniques that are specifically appropriate for undertaking, analysing and writing up academic research, or applied/practitioner and consultancy research, in the business and management area
  • Knowledge of advanced theory within a chosen sub-discipline of business and management; its application to contemporary issues, and personal and professional skills that are transferable to other areas

Fees and funding

The MRes in Business and Management is part of the application for the Doctoral Training Centre for Scotland by consortium of Scottish universities and replaces the prior recognition by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under its 1+3 and +3 awards scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Suzanne Mawson
+44 (0) 1786 467396