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A relevant UK Masters degree with the a minimum of 65% overall and 65% in the dissertation, or a non-UK Masters degree, graded at the equivalent level.
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal of up to 5000 words which has potential to make a significant contribution to prior literature.
Months of entry
Do you want to focus your research on entrepreneurship, strategy, leadership, family business or innovation, and benefit from cutting-edge insights from research-active staff? We are the most research-intensive business school in the UK, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework. In our welcoming environment, ideas can flourish and connections can be made.
Our PhD programme connects you with the following leading research centres and research forum to develop your expertise:
- The Centre for Family Business
- The Centre for Leadership Studies and Practice
- The Academy for Gender, Work and Leadership
We pride ourselves in offering a strong learning environment. You will have access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, IT support and dedicated office space. There will be opportunities to participate in various seminar series, workshops and conferences. You will also be able to access advanced training courses, including those delivered by the Economic and Social Research Council-funded North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).
As we have a strong focus on practice, we will expect your doctoral research to have impact for practitioners as well as being theoretically thorough.
As a PhD student, you will study topics related to research design in management, including qualitative and quantitative research methods and research ethics. Subject experts will guide and supervise you during your PhD programme.
In addition to your thesis, an oral examination will form an integral part of the assessment of your doctoral research.
Information for international students
If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.
Fees and funding
Learn more on our Fees and Funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- LUMS Admissions
- +44 (0)1524 592938