An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject plus a master’s degree that has achieved a merit, or equivalent, is also normally expected. In addition to the academic qualifications, we also value relevant work experience. If you do not have a Master’s degree, you should complete the MA in Management and Business Studies (Research) before continuing onto the PhD track. If you have a Master’s degree that is not recognised by the ESRC as Research Master, you will be expected to complete a PG Certificate in Research Methods in your first year of the programme.
Months of entry
The mission of our doctoral programmes is to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. The programmes are designed to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment and to open greater depth to your professional and personal life.
Our research strengths are focused in a number of groups or themes. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. There are opportunities for research students to study in any of the following disciplines: HRM, Work and Employment; Marketing, Operations and Systems; Strategy, Organisations and Society
HRM, Work and Employment; Marketing, Operations and Systems ; Operations; Strategy, Organisations and Society
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Fees and funding
See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information online.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Carolyn Watkin, Newcastle University Business School
- +44 (0) 191 208 1503