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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Management Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

The MRes in Management Studies is offered by Cambridge Judge Business School as a full-time period of study and research, during which students with experience at master's level will receive training in research methods and the foundations of their chosen discipline. The goal of the MRes programme is to lay the foundations that will enable students to contribute to the academic debate in their discipline through publications in leading journals, which they will develop during their PhD.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

  • Gained knowledge of research methods used in management research.
  • Developed strong awareness of the current academic debates in their chosen discipline, and knowledge of the underlying theories of management.
  • Gained practical knowledge of management research through close supervision of their dissertation project
  • Developed strong methodological expertise across a spectrum of research areas and the ability to apply these methodologies as part of the dissertation research project.
  • Developed a strong awareness of the imperative of societal impact with management research, through a dissertation.
  • Gained auxiliary professional skills, e.g. communication skills, presentation skills, writing skills, research project management skills, literature review skills.


In order to continue to the PhD, MRes students are required to achieve at least a 70 per cent overall average and also achieve at least 70 per cent in the dissertation element  (where the overall average includes the dissertation). Note that, as for all Cambridge PhDs, the first year of the PhD (the year after the MRes) is still probationary and students will be required to pass a first-year assessment. 

Visit the PhD in Management Studies page for further information on the first-year of the PhD programme.

Open Days

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Day usually takes place at the end of October. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions staff and academics, explore the Colleges virtually, and to find out more about courses, the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Cambridge Judge Business School also hosts Experience Days throughout the year. Please see Cambridge Judge Business School wide-events page for further information.

Key Information

1+3 years full-time

Study Mode : Research

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Research in the first instance

Judge Business School

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Nov. 30, 2023
Course Starts
Sept. 2, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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