University of York

University of York


The main goal of this programme is to provide students with foundation training in basic and advanced research skills sufficient to enter a doctoral programme; the course aims to equip students with the conceptual, methodological, practical, and ethical skills necessary for careers in management studies research. Study equips candidates with advanced knowledge of contemporary debates in management research philosophy and methodology, by engaging them in interdisciplinary debates and workshops.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good 1st degree (2.1 or equivalent) in any subject. Please note that preference may be given to students with some prior study of business management. Applicants are encouraged to include a short research proposal, which identifies their area of interest, with their application.

Course modules

Module includes: introduction to social research methods; critique of literature; methods for systematic review; philosophy and process of management research; qualitative methods and analysis; interdisciplinary approaches to management research; quantitative methods and data analysis (part 1); quantitative methods and data analysis (part 2); research design and implementation; dissertation.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 325052