Research course

Professional Doctorate in Business and Management

Anglia Ruskin University · Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree plus relevant relevant work experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Ashcroft International Business School offers doctorate programmes in a range of areas based on the expertise of our academic staff. The research we deliver is highly relevant and has a high impact through a two-way process that both develops and improves organisations' value adding activities in a fast changing international context and advances academic knowledge.

Ashcroft International Business School brings together researchers, research students and practitioners from across the management disciplines and different sectors to explore real-world challenges. This means we develop programmes that are, international, integrative, responsive and connected. Our relevance derives from the fact that our research programme is closely aligned to the needs of business. Our research and research programmes have developed strong:

  • Relationships with regional, national and international governmental and non-governmental bodies
  • Relationships with regional enterprises to create knowledge transfer system
  • Relationships between the practitioner and academic communities
  • Linkages between research and pedagogical activities
  • Awareness of current strategic and organisational challenges to corporate and governmental policy makers
These linkages and the underlying expertise provide the foundation on which we develop our doctorate programmes.

Fees and funding

Aside from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Visit for information on educational trusts, or for bank loans at competitive rates. Alternatively, visit your local high-street bank.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
0845 271 3333