Research course

Business Doctoral Programmes

Oxford Brookes University · Business School

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The available research topics are:

International Human Resource Management: The Challenges and Dilemmas
Developing Managers and Leaders in Professions
Generational Change in Immigrant/Ethnic Entrepreneurship
Organisational Ethnography
Audit Committees Beyond the Private Sector
Organisational and Individual Agendas in the Use of Coaching
Developmental Theories and Coaching Practice
Corporate Structure and Risk Attitudes in International Hotel Groups
A Psychometric Approach to Mitigating the' Insider Threat' in the Hospitality Industry
Enterprise Performance Management technologies in Third Sector
Consumer behaviour in service settings
Tourists and a sense of belonging
International Franchising
Theories and practices of economic development in Asia, Africa & Latin America
Political economy of federalism and human rights
Bad customer behaviour and its management
The digitalised marketing environment
Branding in hospitality
The Dynamics of Altruistic Behaviours at Work
Mergers, Acquisitions, Corporate Recovery and other Corporate Restructuring
Strategy Practices and Practitioners
Sustainable/Responsible Tourism
Customer Relationship Management and Consumer Perceptions of Unfairness
Goal Setting and Subjective Well-Being

Information for international students

ILETS band 6.5 - 7

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


part time
36-48 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Chris Spurgeon
+44 (0) 1865 485970