Entry requirements

A Masters qualification in a relevant subject with an average programme mark of 65% or above (or overseas equivalent) and a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1). In exceptional cases, substantial professional work experience/qualifications may also be taken into consideration.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

We are passionate about the research we do here at Loughborough and have built at dynamic research community that inspires talented researchers from around the world to explore research questions that matter – both at the forefront of academic debate and in addressing the challenges faced by policy makers and the world of business.

Our doctoral researchers study towards a PhD or MPhil in Business and Management, Economics, or Information Science. Each doctoral researcher, working under the supervision of two or more supervisors, will join one of the School’s Discipline Groups and quite often become a member of a Research Centre or Research Interest Group.

As a doctoral student, you will join whichever discipline group suits your research interests best. Whether you are a prospective doctoral student interested in microeconomics or consumer behaviour, or an industry leader seeking to fund vital research about international marketing strategies, the School of Business and Economics is well-placed to provide the right opportunities for you, in order to realise your ambitions.

Beginning a research degree is perhaps the most exciting and demanding phase in any academic career. As the pinnacle of academic qualifications it marks the transition from being largely taught by others to becoming an independent academic, conducting your own research and developing your own ideas. Our goal is to guide you through that process of becoming a fully-fledged academic or researcher.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1509 223081