A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination and final thesis.
We offer four PhD pathways:
- Business and Management
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Finance and Risk
- Industrial Economics
Business research areas include:
- behavioural economics
- business and management
- corporate social responsibility and sustainability
- finance, banking and risk
- healthcare management and leadership
- human resource management/organisational behaviour
- industrial economics
- innovation and entrepreneurship
- international business
- operations management/information systems
To help you in the transition to independent research, you will normally be expected to complete a number of assessed taught modules during your first and second year of study. These are designed to provide generic, as well as subject-specific training for relevant pathways.
You may also be required to take up to 20 credits of other modules within the school/faculty.
Find a supervisor
You will be assigned two supervisors appropriate to your field. Please make sure that we have a supervisor who shares an interest in your proposed area of research before applying. Details of research supervisors at the University can also be found on our research A to Z.
Masters (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline, with a taught and dissertation average of 65% or above; plus 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Career destinations for our research postgraduates include:
- higher education teaching professionals
- university researchers
- finance and investment analysts
- investment bankers
- IT business analysts
- management consultants
- marketing and public relations professionals