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Year of Entry 2021/22
MRes

Business

Gain an understanding of a range of research methods and strategies relevant to the investigation of business.


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What is the fee? Home: £2,830 per year
International/EU: £14,460 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2021
January 2022

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Course summary


  • Learn to consider management and professional problems from many perspectives.

  • Undertake an independent rigorous business and management research project.

  • Become a recognised contributor to management thinking and advanced professional practice.

Ideal for those enthusiastic about learning who want to make a difference to the way that management and professional practice is developed, the DBA enables managers and senior professionals to pursue their academic, personal and career development goals.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

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Ifedapo Awolowo stood in front of a brick wall

‘The course equipped me with valuable research skills and expertise, providing a solid foundation from which to progress to further study. Having completed the MRes programme, I was published in the first year of my PHD. I am now working as an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam, while writing up my final thesis.’

Ifedapo Awolowo, MRes Business, 2015 graduate



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How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Christine Gilligan talk about this course.

Modules are taught by staff within applied social sciences in the College of Social Sciences and Art and by staff in our Sheffield Business School. Approaches and methods used during the course include biographical research, ethnography, experimental design, survey design and analysis.

You learn through:

  • essays
  • projects
  • presentations

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Christine Gilligan
Dr Christine Gilligan
Senior Lecturer Department of Management, PhD academic tutor and MRes Business Course Leader

I am in the Strategy and Change Management subject group and I focus my research and teaching on the area of responsible and sustainable business. I am a member of … Read more

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

You will be working with a variety of students from the social science disciplines and PhD students from SBS who come from a variety of backgrounds. This course provides a great opportunity to share skills and expertise with other researchers.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a research career in any area of business, including

  • business operations
  • financial information systems
  • facilities management
  • financial services
  • banking
  • financial accounting
  • management accounting
  • marketing
  • organisational behaviour
  • human resources
  • strategic management
  • food
  • hospitality management
  • international business
  • languages
  • leisure management
  • tourism
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainable development
  • social enterprise and mutuals

Many graduates go on to complete PhDs but others have gone on to work in the financial sector, hospitality management and marketing.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

Typically a 2.2 degree in a suitable subject. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If your first language is not English, you need to have achieved IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skill areas or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

If you have suitable qualifications or experience you may seek exemption from some modules.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK postgraduate students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £2,830 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

This course is not eligible for full-time Student visa sponsorship. International/EU students may apply for part-time Student visa sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business, management and enterprise courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2021

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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