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Postgraduate Admissions

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 in-depth knowledge of research methods used in management research;
  • developed strong awareness of the current academic debates in their chosen discipline, and in-depth knowledge of the underlying theories of management;
  • gained practical knowledge of management research through close supervision of their thesis project;
  • developed strong methodological expertise across a spectrum of research methods and applied these methodologies as part of the thesis research project;
  • developed a strong awareness of the imperative of social impact with management research, through a thesis; and
  • received training in transferable skills, e.g. communication, presentation, writing, research project management, and literature review skills.


In order to continue to the PhD, MRes students are required to achieve an average mark of 70% overall average and 70% in the dissertation  (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 information on that element of this programme.

Open Days

The Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Key Information

1+3 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Research in the first instance

Judge Business School

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Dec. 3, 2020
Course Starts
Sept. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.

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