Business and Management

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All of the research from the Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI) has impact that is internationally recognised.

Over half of our publications are world-leading or internationally excellent.

High-impact business and management research at the University of Bedfordshire directly benefits business communities, small and medium enterprises, public sector organisations and society at large.

Specialist knowledge

Our research focuses on improving the performance and productivity of businesses and strengthening local, national and international economies.

Our findings inform policy development at the local and regional level through UK local authorities, and at the supra-national level through bodies such as the European Commission.

This work enables and encourages business growth and development.

Multidisciplinary research

We deliver multidisciplinary research that combines the specialist areas of Operations Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Accounting and Finance to deliver meaningful solutions and developments on policy and practice.

Our work attracts funding from established institutions throughout the UK and abroad - Luton Borough Council, the European Union and the EU are among the organisations that continually support and benefit from the University of Bedfordshire’s research excellence.

Our research team collaborates internationally with leading academics and with industry. We provide excellent opportunities for newly appointed academics to align their research interest with a broader spectrum of thematic research enquiry.

Our research excellence

Working with our students

The Business School has been highly successful in attracting excellent research staff, and we encourage students at all levels, from undergraduate to doctorate, to work with them on important research projects.

Join us as a postgraduate student

Apply to our Research Graduate School


Enquire about research degrees

By telephone
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1582 489056

By email

International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements


For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements go to How to apply

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.