Research course

Business and Management

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

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Entry requirements

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


Course content

The mission of our doctoral programme is to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. The programme is 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

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Department specialisms

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, 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

Carolyn Watkin, Newcastle University Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1503