Research course


De Montfort University · Leicester Business School

Entry requirements

MPhil - Applicants normally have at least an upper second class honours degree from a British university. PhD - In addition to the above, PHD applicants normally have a UK masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area, awarded within the last 5 years prior to application, including a component dealing with research methods. For both qualifications an equivalent academic or professional qualification, including international qualifications, may be acceptable. If English is not your first language you will be required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent) prior to entry onto the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

As one of the largest marketing departments in the UK and the Commonwealth (Commonwealth Universities Yearbook 2005), we offer a wide range of marketing specialist subjects taught and researched by dedicated staff. This is a key feature of marketing at Leicester Business School and one that is hard to match elsewhere. Our staff include professors of international renown, contribute to quality teaching, research and consultancy projects. Many edit, or are on editorial boards of marketing journals. Their textbooks and book chapters for marketing texts are widely read and are used by other universities as core and supplementary learning materials.

Department specialisms

Competitive Intelligence-Marketing Interface Teaching and Research Initiative (CIMITRI). Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Marketing Communications. Consumers, Organisations and Society Research Group.

Information for international students

Our Centre for English Language Learning offers free pre-sessional English language courses for international students and ongoing support throughout your studies. We are one of 44 HE institutions in the UK accredited by the British Council. In the ISB, our English language support also received high rankings by international students.

Fees and funding

De Montfort University do not currently have scholarships available, but we are happy to consider self funded applicants for a research degree.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 - 24 months
part time
24 - 48 months


full time
24 - 36 months
part time
36 - 72 months

Course contact details

Paula Brennan
0116 250 6332