Research course

SBS (Management, Finance, Service Sector)

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.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

- Join an academic department which produces internationally excellent and world leading research

- Enhance your research skills with opportunities to engage in events, conferences and training

- Learn in a large and diverse business school with the specialist resources, facilities and data sets to help you succeed

You will be part of our vibrant doctoral community in one of 3 academic departments: Management, Finance, Accounting and Business Systems and Service Sector Management.

We have extensive expertise in creating new knowledge and applying business research to solve of real world problems in management, finance, operations, hospitality, tourism, events, food and nutrition and language.

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 £4,260 a year, plus a final writing up fee of £500
International students
£12,400 a year plus a final writing up fee of £500

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at

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
7 years months

Course contact details

Dr Murray Clark
0114 225 5555