Research course

Business Studies

Cardiff University · Cardiff Business School

Entry requirements

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Accounting and Finance, Management, Employment and Organisation, Logistics and Operations Management, Marketing and Strategy

Months of entry


Course content

We ensure that PhD students are fully integrated members of our research community. As a doctoral student, we will expect you to contribute fully to the advancement of knowledge, not just in Cardiff but more widely, contributing to the international environment of your chosen academic field.

Our key to providing you with a profound learning experience is our Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised research methods training provision.

Our Management and Business Studies PhD involves one year of research training followed by three years’ work on your PhD topic. The training in the first year comprises of participation in general and subject-specific modules which leads to a Master’s qualification in Social Science Research Methods.

Our faculty expertise encompasses a significant range of topics and themes and we offer supervision and/or research projects in the following broad areas:

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 0084