Research course

School of Management

Royal Holloway, University of London · School of Business and Management

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Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent and a Master's degree at Merit level or higher. Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area. IELTS & TOEFL scores for non-native English speaking applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

Royal Holloway is well renowned as a research-led institution and attracts some of the best academics in the world. In the School we have over 90 research-active academic staff, from more than 30 countries, and around 75 postgraduate research students who make a valued contribution to our research culture, and to a variety of teaching and leaning activities.

Our core areas of management are:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Information Management

You will join an intellectually stimulating, friendly and supportive research environment and, through working closely with our academic staff, will realise your full potential whatever your career goals.

You will be required to conduct supervised research into an area of management studies you find particularly thought provoking and stimulating. As part of this process, you will be required to write an extended thesis, illustrating evidence of your ability to pursue academic research. The outcome of your research should form a primary contribution to an academic field and be of a high standard, suitable for publication.

Department specialisms

Business History, Economics and Strategy; Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour; European Business; Marketing and Finance; Management Systems

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programme Coordinator
+44 (0)1784 276134