Our MRes Management and Organisation is designed for those wishing to follow a career in research and/or academia. It is ideal if you hope to progress to doctoral studies in the field of management, for example by studying for a PhD.
We equip you with the skills and knowledge to appreciate the depth and breadth of management and organisational theories and techniques and apply these within a social science context. The content of our course is a direct response to requirements for, and suggested improvements in, research training laid down by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
You deepen your thinking about management and organisations and develop a broader understanding of the changing role and contemporary perception of management.
You develop knowledge and understanding of:
You study at Essex Business School, ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence and intensity (REF, 2014). More than 90% of our research submissions were assessed as of international quality and 72% of our research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 REF. We are an internationally diverse school, with our current Masters students joining us from more than 40 countries.
Our MRes Management and Organisation is also available to study part-time and you may be eligible for scholarships and discounts. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.
Our expert staff are a combination of leading academics and practitioners at the forefront of management research. The Dean of Essex Business School, Professor Geoffrey Wood, is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management and serves on the British Academy of Management Council.
Benefit from the very latest thinking in:
We address the important issues faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations using social science theories and concepts.
Essex Business School is also home to the Centre for Work, Organisation and Society, which holds research seminars throughout the year.
We’re proud of our stunning business school building, built with sustainability as the guiding principle.
As well as being the first zero carbon business school in the UK, the building provides superb working facilities for our community of students and staff. It includes:
Our MRes puts you in a particularly strong position to succeed in a research degree, such as a PhD.
In 2014, 87% of all of our Masters leavers were in work or further study within six months of graduating.
Our employability team and the University’s Employability and Careers Centre are here to support you in your career decisions and provide information on further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. You can also access employer talks on campus.
You should have a 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in management or related social science discipline.
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
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If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.
The University uses academic selection criteria to determine an applicant’s ability to successfully complete a course at the University of Essex. Where appropriate, we may ask for specific information relating to previous modules studied or work experience.
Most of our courses combine compulsory and optional modules, giving you freedom to pursue your own interests. All of the modules listed below provide an example of what is on offer from the current academic year. Our Programme Specification provides further details of the course structure for the current academic year.
Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.
The example structure below is representative of this course if taken full-time. If you choose to study part-time, the modules will be split across 2 years.
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
We hold Open Days for all our applicants throughout the year. Our Colchester Campus events are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex, and give you the chance to:
If the dates of our organised events aren’t suitable for you, feel free to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange an individual campus tour for you.
We aim to respond to applications within two weeks. If we are able to offer you a place, you will be contacted via email.
For information on our deadline to apply for this course, please see our ‘how to apply’ information.
Home to 15,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet - we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place.
The Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester – England's oldest recorded town. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour.
If you live too far away to come to Essex (or have a busy lifestyle), no problem. Our 360 degree virtual tour allows you to explore the Colchester Campus from the comfort of your home. Check out our accommodation options, facilities and social spaces.
Our staff travel the world to speak to people about the courses on offer at Essex. Take a look at our list of exhibition dates to see if we’ll be near you in the future.
At Essex we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities.
The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include, but are not limited to: strikes, other industrial action, staff illness, severe weather, fire, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack (whether declared or not), natural disaster, restrictions imposed by government or public authorities, epidemic or pandemic disease, failure of public utilities or transport systems or the withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.
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