Research in Business and Law

Future Economies and Work Productivity are new areas in our Research Centre for Business and Law (RiBL) which co-ordinates the collaborative strengths of our synergistic research centres focused on people and performance, international business and innovation, enterprise with a particular focus on SMEs, policy modelling, place management and law.

These centres conduct research which both develops theory and has substantial influence on the practice of business and management, law and wider policy. 

A unique feature of RiBL is its Knowledge Clusters, based within research centres, that bring together academic staff, students and ‘real world’ partners to make sense of the key challenges facing contemporary business and society. RiBL is also home to the Faculty’s Graduate School for Business and Law. This is a thriving community of doctoral researchers exploring emerging issues of critical importance to business and society.

Check if you meet our standard university entrance requirements for research degrees. For details on applying see our project adverts below. You will also find it helpful to consult the fees and funding page for potential Home/EU and Overseas students.

For enquiries around your project or interests in your subject area, please contact the research degrees team at

For direct application queries, please contact

If you do not find what you are looking for on this page - why not come along to Manchester Metropolitan's next Postgraduate Courses Fair or book a place on an online Postgraduate Course event?

Research Degree Scholarships

Self-funded Research Degree Opportunities

Unless a specific date is given, the self-funded opportunities are open throughout the year.

Research Study