Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally require an honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or a masters degree, in a relevant subject. Masters with merit preferred.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

The approach is to study practice as a site of experimentation and change and evaluate these changes in the context of organisation theory. Its research policy is to nurture high quality research, interdisciplinary research being particularly encouraged. School and Faculty research training courses offered.

Department specialisms

For a list of current research strengths for supervising a research degree look on the Research Institute website: . Includes Culture and organisation; Ethnographic Research; Gender, organisations and work; Philosophical and Methodological Inquiry Consumption; Regulation and Markets

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Information for international students

IELTS at level 6.5. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe green campus environment. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on
Prospective applicants are advised to look regularly from January onwards to see if there are any opportunities available in your field.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-96 months
full time
24-48 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1782 733641