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Entry requirements

At least a Bachelors degree with above average grades, and preferably a Masters degree in your chosen discipline. You will also need to provide a brief outline of your area of research interest to allow us to check that we have expertise in the Management School in your area.

Months of entry


Course content

The Integrated PhD is a doctoral programme, typically lasting 4 years, for all students but especially for those from outside the UK. It includes at least one year of structured research and subject training. Training is concentrated in Year 1, but continues into Years 2 and 3. We know that many sponsors prefer students to have a thorough grounding in research methods and to improve their subject knowledge before concentrating on their research thesis - the Integrated PhD offers exactly that.

The Integrated PhD lays more emphasis than is usually the case in the UK on structured research and subject training (which are formally assessed).
Interim qualifications are offered to students who decide to leave before completing the full PhD or who are not thought suitable for doctoral study. These interim qualifications are the MRes degree and the MPhil.
Normally we expect students to take at least 4-5 years to complete all phases of the PhD. This makes it especially suitable for new graduates and for those who are not yet sure of their exact research topic.

Information for international students

IELTS: Typically 7.0 or TOEFL 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test), 100 (internet-based test).

Fees and funding

ORS, ESRC and University Studentships. All applicants should consult

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

LUMS Admissions
+44 (0)1524 592938