Research course

Business and Management

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Business and Management

Entry requirements

The minimal qualification for PhD applicants is: a good bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, an excellent research proposal. However, a Master's degree is often preferred as evidence of some experience in research. Holders of other qualifications are welcome to apply.


Months of entry

January, October

Course content


Department specialisms

Research mindedness permeates our weekly seminars, regular workshop/conference events and knowledge exchange activities with business stakeholders. It helps enrich our learning and teaching activities, as well as generate economic, community and societal impact for the South Eastern (UK) region, and our leading international business and research partners. We believe in incorporating both conceptual and applied research themes within a highly interdisciplinary environment. Whilst there is a strong need for developing the highest quality of international research publications, we also believe in getting as many people as possible involved in joint research, knowledge exchange and publication activities. Research in the Business School has expanded rapidly in recent years, so this is a particularly exciting time to join us and expand your research horizons, academic CV and overall career prospects. Our range of research and knowledge exchange areas, include: Accounting and Finance Entrepreneurship and Innovation Human Resource Management (HRM), Leadership, Organisational Behaviour and Change Management Marketing, Social Media and Advertising Information Systems and Strategic Management. We also collaborate in areas of shared interest with other Departments for the strongest possible postgraduate supervisory teams, and for you to receive the best available postgraduate educational experience. Many of our international researchers have extensive academic and professional experience in their field and we maintain close links with both academics and practitioners in the UK and abroad.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from international Students.

Fees and funding

Canterbury Christ Church University Graduate School holds an annual scholarship competition. Details can be found here:

Information about the MPhil/PhD in the Business School can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
full time
24 months
part time
36 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate School/Dr Heather McLaughlin
+44 (0) 1227 782701