Entry requirements

A master's in a relevant subject with an average programme mark of 65% or above (or equivalent international qualification) and a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline.

In exceptional cases, substantial professional work experience/qualifications may also be taken into consideration.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Make a novel contribution to knowledge, position yourself as an expert in your field, and open a range of doors with future employers – by embarking on a PhD at Loughborough Business School.

You’ll be joining a dynamic community that inspires talented researchers from all over the planet to progress new ideas for businesses and policymakers that are helping to shape a fairer, more sustainable future.

Our doctoral researchers study towards a PhD in business and management, economics or information science, working under the supervision of two or more supervisors. You’ll join one of our academic groups (the one that suits your research interests best), and play an active role in our research centres and research interest groups.

Embarking on 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 PhD graduate, equipped for a wide range of rewarding careers.

Loughborough Business School is a triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) top 10 UK business school. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 86% of our business and management research was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Dependent on start date. Please see website
International students
Dependent on start date. Please see website

Please see our website for a list of research degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 228276