Other research options

We offer a range of full-time research programmes. If you are interested in any of these study options, please contact us for more details on the programme and how to make your application.


Our PhD programme is ranked number one in the world in the Financial Times 2012 Rankings, and is the largest business and management programme in a campus-based UK business school. Our PhD programme is full-time, studied over three years, and successful applicants will need a Masters degree and the desire to make a positive contribution to the School's impressive research reputation.


The Masters of Research in Management is a one year Master's degree which is designed to give students the opportunity to both develop their knowledge of specialist areas of business and management and develop the research skills essential for doctoral research. Many students who complete an MRes go on to apply to study a PhD.


The Masters of Philosophy is a one year postgraduate research degree. Students undertake a substantial research project and may undertake some of the research training available to PhD students. Applicants should hold a first class or upper second class UK Bachelors degree or equivalent.


We offer Master and doctoral programmes which focus on enterprise and entrepreneurship. Find out more about Enterprise Centre courses at Alliance Manchester Business School.


Alliance MBS works in collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences to offer a four year doctoral level research degree. Each research project is defined jointly by the university and the collaborating organisation (usually an industrial company) and is designed to meet a strategic business need. Students gain first-hand experience of working closely with their sponsor and also have an annual stipend of at least £18K per annum. Find out more about EngD projects at Manchester Business school.