MRes – Refugee Entrepreneurship and the Role of Incubation Hubs in the Ecosystem

MRes – Refugee Entrepreneurship and the Role of Incubation Hubs in the Ecosystem

A Master’s by Research (MRes) course allows you to embark upon a research degree by undertaking a research project at Master’s level which will be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce. 

By undertaking this degree within Bournemouth University Business School your research project will be developed in collaboration with our academic university staff who will provide you with specialist knowledge and supervisory input, while accessing BU’s technical facilities and information resources.

Research topic

Refugee entrepreneurs often operate in the informal economy with limited or no access to mobile telephone or internet. With more and more businesses needing to move online, and in the face of dwindling resources, and the absence of policy makers focusing on their needs, refugee entrepreneurs risk losing their livelihood and any opportunities of economic recovery with the result that they can quickly and easily become destitute as they have no family or friends to form a supportive network, and are entitled to only very limited state help.

Fostering entrepreneurship ecosystems is critical to social and economic integration and is good for both refugees and the host country. 


12-18 months full-time or 24-36 months part-time.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

For further information about the MRes course details, fees, funding and more, click here.

Application deadline: Sunday 31 October 2021.

This Master's by Research (MRes) sits within the Department of Marketing, Strategy & Innovation at Bournemouth University Business School.