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Postgraduate Research Handbook

Research Training Programme (RTP)

Research Training Programme (RTP)

PLEASE NOTE the information contained on these pages refers to 2017/18 academic year.  The Research and Training Programme is currently being updated and course outlines, RTP requirements and and the new timetable will be published shortly.

If you have any queries in this regard, please contact the AMBS RTP Administrator at 


During the first year as a Doctoral student at Alliance Manchester Business School, you are required to complete advanced supervised research and structured training in research methods and skills.

This section outlines the requirements and the options that are available to you.

Structure and Assessment: outlines which Pathways are available; how many credits you need in order to progress onto your second year; and how the grades obtained in the Research Training Programme feed into your Annual Review.

Business & Management Pathway:  provides an overview of this strand of the Research Training Programme (RTP).  The outline includes which courses are available to you along, with the course outlines.

Accounting & Finance Pathway: provides an overview of this strand of the RTP.  The outline includes which courses are available to you, along with the course outlines.

The full RTP Timetable and Assessment Deadlines can be found here:

Please refer to your timetable regularly in case changes (e.g. venues/dates) occur.


Assessment Deadlines A & F PATHWAY 2017/18

Assessment Deadlines B & M PATHWAY 2017/18  (amended 7th February 2018) 

Assessment Deadlines STIP Programme 2017/18  (amended 7th February 2018)