You can study an MRes Business Management, MPhil or PhD in Management with cross disciplinary research in Economics, General Practice, Public Health, the Health Services Research Unit and the Health Economics Research Unit

Management Studies is located within an integrated Business School which allows it to draw upon relevant core disciplines for research and teaching.

Research programmes have been funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Nuffield, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Scottish Home and Health Department, DTI and by a range of industrial and commercial sponsors.

Research is being undertaken in conjunction with other Departments in the University, including:

  • Economics
  • Public Health
  • Health Economics Research Unit
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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Degree Qualification
MPhil or PhD

Our Research

Our department has a strong research focus on a number of key management issues. These include change, innovation, entrepreneurship, work and family, future of work, health care management, operations research, operations management and consumer marketing. Find out more about our staff research interests on our departmental pages.

Management studies research is integrated across five distinct research themes in our Business School. These themes are carried through into our Research Centres and current research projects.Find out more about our staff research interests on our departmental pages.

Research Interests

Energy and Environment

Advancing academic understanding of, and contribute to policy debates on, the major contemporary societal challenges in energy and the environment in the UK and worldwide

Supervisors: Professor Euan Phimister (Theme Leader), Professor Catia Montagna, Dr Marc Gronwald, Dr Xin Jin, Dr Sola Kasim, Professor Alex Kemp, Dr Takahiko Kiso, Dr Agathe Rouaix, Dr Nikolaos Vlassis, Dr Mauro Papi, Professor Joe Swierzbinski, Dr Olga Klinkowska, Dr Nan Liu, Professor Deb Roberts, Dr Rainer Schulz, Dr Martin Wersing, Dr Jing Cai

Energy and Environment

Our Experts

Further details of current staff and research interests are available here.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must have at least a good Honours degree in Management or a related subject; if English is not their first language they must also show evidence of attaining standards in English. Details of English language criteria

Applicants for the MPhil or PhD should also have prior training in research methods. Other applicants may instead be accepted for the MRes (Business) degree that may be taken over 1 year full-time or 2-years part-time.

Applicants to the MPhil or PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution.

If you think a specific member of staff in Finance would be suited to your proposed area of research, you may find it helpful to contact that person directly to discuss your proposal so you can be guided through the application process in more detail. View our current staff and their research interests

International Applicants


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Fees and Funding

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Our Funding Database

View all funding options in our Funding Database.

Datastream and Thompson Reuters DataScope

Research students have access to Datastream and Thompson Reuters DataScope which contain information including corporate financial data and high frequency share price and trading information.

Business School Research 71 per cent

In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 71% of research in the Business School was graded as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent.

Business School 88 per cent

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 88% of research in the Business School was assessed as having ‘outstanding' or 'very considerable' impacts on society, organisations, and the economy. 


Graduates have been successful in establishing careers in a wide range of industries and sectors and can be found in many leading industrial and financial organisations as well as universities.

Many of our overseas students return to senior positions in their own country.

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Contact Details

Business School
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
AB24 3QY