Taught course

Management and Business Studies (Research)

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

At Newcastle University we provide you with the essential skills, advanced knowledge and understanding of business and management to proceed to doctoral research.

Through the course you'll develop:

  • a thorough grounding in theory, approaches and research methods
  • associated ethics in the social sciences generally and also in management and business studies in particular
  • skills in the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative research data, as well as an understanding of cutting-edge research across the social sciences
  • the ability to reconcile different research approaches. You'll analyse data in a wide variety of formats, both qualitative and quantitative

Two key modules are shared with first-year PhD students in the areas of management and business. This provides an exciting opportunity to study alongside the PhD cohort, this:

  • facilitates knowledge exchange
  • enhances learning
  • contributes to a vibrant research culture

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all 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 in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Degree Programme Director
+44 (0) 191 208 1503