How to become a research and development manager
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
You'll need a degree or postgraduate qualification to become a research and development manager. The subject you take will depend on which research area you want to work in but common examples include:
You'll also need several years' relevant experience in industry, with an understanding of research methods, data analysis and development processes.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study
Professional and industry bodies
You'll usually be a member of a professional body relevant to your particular line of work.
You can get an overview of research and development across different industries from UK Research and Innovation.