A relevant UK Master's degree with the a minimum of 65% overall and 65% in the dissertation, or a non-UK Master's degree, graded at the equivalent level.
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.
If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.
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. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found on our writing a research proposal webpage.
Months of entry
A PhD in business or management is highly valued in many professions as well as an increasingly key qualification for those wishing to pursue an academic career in management studies. It can provide a springboard into the next level of career opportunities. If you’re contemplating this path, why not choose to study with the UK’s most research-intensive business school, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework?
Research in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology sets the agenda for debate in key issues such as human resource management and employment relations; ethics, sustainability and management; information, technology and society; management, organisations and society; and leadership organisations and society.
Staff in the department are drawn from a range of backgrounds including human geography, human resource management, organisation studies, history, philosophy, and sociology. Our interdisciplinary community brings humanities and wider social science perspectives into management research – something that’s widely acknowledged as crucial in reshaping management research and education.
During your PhD, you will be part of a fantastic research environment including our extensive library facilities and electronic resources. We also run a strong seminar series and workshops to encourage collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas. You will be able to access advanced research training courses run by the Economic and Social Research Council-funded North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).
As a PhD student you will be appointed two subject experts/supervisors to help guide you through the process of researching and writing your thesis. In addition to your thesis, an oral examination will form an integral part of the assessment of your doctoral research.
Information for international students
We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.
If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.
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Fees and funding
Learn more at our fees and funding page
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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