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MRes to PhD Management (1+3) PhD pathway at the University of Exeter Business School

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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Up to 10 funded postgraduate research opportunities now available at the University of Exeter Business School.

This award provides full fees and a maintenance stipend for up to 4 years of study, for the MRes Management and PhD in Management.

- Initial registration will be on to the one year MRes Management.
- Following successful completion of the MRes, subject to meeting standard PhD entry criteria, progression will be to the full-time PhD programme.

The MRes Management is designed to prepare students for an academic career in a business school. The programme aims to develop doctoral students who can advance knowledge through creative and impactful empirical research leading to publications in world-leading journals. This programme provides an opportunity for highly motivated and capable students to master a wide range of methodological skills and learn the skills required to publish high-quality and impactful research in the field of management.
The programme is offered by University of Exeter Business School for full-time period study. Initially, it consists of a one-year MRes programme. The goal of the MRes programme is to lay the foundations to enable students to contribute to the academic discourse in their discipline through publications in leading journals, which they will go on to develop during the subsequent PhD. This first year is designed to deliver comprehensive research training to equip students with the required methods, techniques and specialist subject knowledge to enable graduates to go on to produce a contemporary and relevant PhD thesis in Management disciplines. Upon successful completion of the MRes, and subject to meeting the standard PhD entry criteria, students will move to a full-time PhD programme under the supervision of leading academics in the field.
Over the course of the programme, students will have the chance to work closely with leading academics from the University of Exeter Business School, who produce world-leading research in the field of management. This includes a wide variety of topics such as Leadership, Well-being, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Social Networks, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Business, Operations, Strategy, and International Business. Students will be supervised by experts in their chosen field and will receive mentoring and support throughout the programme.
We are looking for students who have demonstrated themselves to be highly competent in their previous studies. Previous studies must have contained a research component, for example a research dissertation, research methodology courses or a research project.
For more information about the programme, funding opportunity and informal enquiries, please contact the programme director, Dr Allan Lee ()

Entry requirements:
You should have or expect to achieve at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in Management, Social Sciences or related areas. Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods is desirable.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the English language requirements and provide proof of proficiency. Click here for more information.

Please note:
The scholarship is dependent on successful progression within the PhD programme each year.

Funding Notes

The scholarship is for a maximum of 4 years, and for successful applicants will include:
MRes (Year 1):
• Full tuition fees at UK/EU or International fee rate
• An annual bursary equivalent to the UKRI stipend rate – £15,009 for 2019/20
PhD (Years 2 to 4)
• Full tuition fees at UK/EU or International fee rate
• An annual bursary equivalent to the UKRI stipend rate –£15,009 for 2019/20

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