Research course

Business and Economics

Loughborough University · Loughborough Business School

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

We are passionate about the research we do and have built a dynamic community that inspires talented researchers from around the world to explore 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 in business and management, economics or information science, working under the supervision of two or more supervisors. You will join whichever of our academic groups suits your research interests best and you will be actively involved in our research centres and research interest groups.

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 PhD graduate equipped for a wide range of rewarding professional 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 is '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

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

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 228276