Research course

Business- School of Economics, Finance and Law

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
PhDMPhil/PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

  • MPhil or PhD with progression from MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil in the first instance. If you want to be considered for direct entry to the PhD route then this can be discussed at interview if you are shortlisted. Please note you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this request.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Join an international group of researchers whose work is making a positive difference in the world of business, economics, finance and law. Our doctoral programme draws on the expertise of our staff and research centres. As a PhD research student here, you'll be supported to contribute to current knowledge practice and progress into your future career.

We're keen to support research into current developments in economics, including alternative models, and new approaches to finance. Our law specialists support research into contemporary issues including access to justice and inclusion. The School has two research centres: the Centre for Pluralism in Economics and the Centre for Process Excellence.

Pursue your research degree with us and you’ll be part of an inspiring research environment. You’ll receive regular supervision from academics who are active in your field, and you'll participate in a doctoral training programme that prepares you for the methodological challenges and key milestones involved with conducting a postgraduate research project. You will become part of a community of active researchers that gives you opportunities to attend expert seminars and present your own work as it develops.

Our students conduct research in a wide variety of topics that address developments and problems in contemporary organisations and work. A variety of methods from qualitative, quantitative, doctrinal research in law. You will also have access to basic training required for teaching at university level and opportunities to observe experienced teachers or conduct teaching with appropriate guidance and mentoring.

We can supervise your research in most areas of business, helping you to develop transferable skills which will be invaluable in your future studies or career.

Here are a few of our specialisms.

  • economics and finance
  • financial technology
  • cryptocurrencies
  • big data analysis
  • supply chain management
  • organisational change and management
  • information and communications technologies
  • sustainability.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,500 (full-time, per year) - £2,250 (part-time, per year)
International students
£13,900 (full-time, per year) - £6,950 (part-time, per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research Study Opportunities
Email
SE-research@aru.ac.uk