Research course

Business and Management Programme

Sheffield Hallam University · Sheffield Business School

Entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate degree and/or relevant postgraduate degree (with a dissertation mark of 60 per cent or higher). Some work experience related to the research question you wish to explore would be an advantage. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Your application should show that you have an appropriate combination of academic qualifications, professional experience and a well-considered research proposal – this should be of four to six pages in length and clearly set out the justification for undertaking the research. Download guidance on producing a good research proposal.

If your first language is not English you must produce evidence of competence in English such as an IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills. TOEFL test with an overall score of 100 internet based, with a minimum component score of 23 in listening, 23 in reading, 26 in writing and 22 in speaking.

We only accept direct applications, we do not accept applications submitted by agents.

MPhil/PhD Business and Management Programme including specialisms in tourism, hospitality and facilities management.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

Take a sustained piece of research into an aspect of business and management supported by supervisory staff from Sheffield Business School's research institute. You take your research over a period of years and produce new knowledge based on justifiable methodologies that could form the basis of new business and management practices.

Department specialisms

These include: Centre for Individual and Organisational Development; Facilities Management Graduate Centre; Centre for International Hospitality Management; Research; Centre for International Tourism Research.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
typically £4,195 a year, plus a final writing up fee of £500
International students
£12,400 a year plus a final writing up fee of £500

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Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
48 – 72 months

Course contact details

Dr Chris Wroe
0114 225 5555