Fees and funding

Fees for the MRes in Management Studies  

All MRes/PhD places are fully funded (fees and maintenance) through university scholarships, ESRC studentships, and Cambridge Judge Business School studentships and bursaries.

In order to be considered for admission to the programme, applicants must apply to all relevant funding sources listed on the application form.

If you enter the PhD through the MRes, you will receive full funding for your PhD, including your MRes year. To be considered for admission, you must apply for any and all funding for which you are eligible.

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Applying for funding

Funding opportunities are available from the Cambridge Trust, College funding, Gates Cambridge Scholarships and other external sources of funding. For 80% of University funding schemes, all you need to do is state ‘yes’ in the Funding section of the application form and complete a personal statement.

Your application form must be submitted by the relevant funding deadline.

We also award bursaries over and above the value of the maintenance stipend in the form of Cambridge Judge Business School Dean’s Scholarships which are awarded to the best MRes/PhD applicants. They are worth £1,000 per annum for the MRes year and 3 years of PhD. 

Scholarships and bursaries

With all offers, we guarantee that any shortfall in funding from the University or other sources will be covered by a Cambridge Judge Business School scholarship. In addition to making up the shortfall, the Business School increases the maintenance stipend for all MRes and PhD students to the level of a research council stipend.

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Supporting your study: the cost of living 

There are additional expenses you need to consider, relating to the cost of student living.

Use the University of Cambridge maintenance calculator to estimate your basic living costs and personal expenses, like rent/accommodation, food, domestic bills, books, travel around Cambridge, personal computer equipment etc. There may also be other additional costs, eg fieldwork costs, additional bench fees, or equipment costs. 

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Research grants 

There are a generous range of grants available to our MRes and PhD students to support their research. Your supervisor or PhD Pathway Representative will need to approve your grant application. We support most applications, if the course or conference is appropriate, and you are making good progress towards academic placement. 

MRes students who are confirmed to continue with the PhD are eligible to apply for: 

  • a fieldwork and conference allowance of up to £1,000 
  • an automatic grant of up to £2,750 (depending on actual expenses incurred and destination) for travel to present at designated high-level conferences