MRes / PhD programmes

Our MRes programmes have been designed as a progression route onto a PhD at The University of Exeter Business School. Students will be provided with the skills and knowledge to be able to create impactful research that shapes the world around us and involves:

  • One year (Management / Accounting) or two years (Economics / Finance) of study to gain the foundation in knowledge and the tools required to write a PhD dissertation.
  • Progression onto our PhD programmes to develop your own ideas at the research frontier
  • Dedicated support and guidance
  • Full-fee scholarships and bursaries available

MRes to PhD Scholarships:

We are delighted to offer up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships and annual bursaries for our MRes to PhD programmes. Students will study either our MRes Economics (two years) or MRes Management (one year) programmes and subject to meeting our PhD entry criteria, will then move to a full-time PhD programme in either Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for funding to support your MRes to PhD you can fill out our funding application form via the links below. Please note, we will consider all MRes scholarship applicants for a place on the programme, whether or not their funding application is successful. Therefore a separate programme application is not required.

Business School MRes and PhD funding (Economics)
Business School MRes and PhD funding (Management)
Business School MRes and PhD funding (Finance)

Business School MRes and PhD funding (Accounting)

MRes / PhD Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PTA) Scholarships:

Up to four fully funded PhD scholarships and annual bursaries are available for our MRes to PhD programmes. Students will study either our MRes Economics (two years) or MRes Management (one year) programmes and subject to meeting our PhD entry criteria, will then move to a full-time PhD programme in either Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management. 

Alongside the MRes and PhD programmes, you will also be employed as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in the Business School which will ensure that you graduate from the Business School as a highly skilled researcher and educator.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for funding to support your MRes to PhD you can fill out our funding application form via the links below. Please note, we will consider all MRes scholarship applicants for a place on the programme, whether or not their funding application is successful. Therefore a separate programme application is not required.

MRes Management (Teaching PhD Bursary in Management)
MRes Economics (Teaching PhD Bursary in Economics)
MRes Economics – PhD Finance (Teaching PhD Bursary in Finance)
MRes Management – PhD Accounting (Teaching PhD Bursary in Accounting)

Additional funding opportunities

The University offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries and you can find out more on the funding pages of the University’s website.

How to apply

Apply online via the University’s secure electronic application form. Current Exeter students can take advantage of our fast-track system.

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Applying for funding

If you would like to apply for funding to support your MRes to PhD you can fill out our funding application form. Please note, we will consider all MRes scholarship applicants for a place on the programme, whether or not their funding application is successful. Therefore a separate programme application is not required.

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