Research course

Business and Society research degrees

Southampton Solent University · Business and Society Research Hub

Entry requirements

After gaining initial information, advice and guidance from our website, prospective postgraduate applicants are invited to make contact with the relevant hub's postgraduate research coordinator to discuss their proposed application in more detail. Students are only admitted if they are suitably qualified and their proposed programme of study can be supported by the hub. This means we can ensure there is a suitably qualified and experienced supervisory team, and that you'll have access to specialist facilities and information resources, as appropriate. The ethical implications of the proposed study are also considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Business and Society Research Hub provides an environment where studies relating to private, public and third sector industries and social issues can thrive. The hub brings together those interested in fields such as social policy, business management, criminology, law and languages.

Currently, the growth areas for this hub are the ‘visitor economy’, SME partnerships, international economic development and entrepreneurship, as well as research into criminality, drug use, cyber-crime, and other contemporary areas of academic interest.

The broad focus of this hub denotes the core aim of enabling cross-pollination of ideas and approaches, thereby creating an atmosphere of openness to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and transparency.

Department specialisms

Cognition and perception, Corporate social responsibility (CSR), Criminology, Critical management, Critical social psychology, Cybercrime, Enterprise development, Enterprise/entrepreneurship education, Entrepreneurship, Environmentally sustainable enterprise, Evaluation studies, General management, Globalisation, Health psychology, Heterodox economics, Higher and further education pedagogies, History of crime and culture, Human resource development (HRD), Human resource management (HRM), Intellectual property rights (IPR), Knowledge and organisational learning, Law, Legal education, Local economic development, Marxian economics, Psychology of personal relationships, Research evaluation, Small business management (SME management), SME and entrepreneurship policy, Social enterprise, Strategic management.

Information for international students

If you're an international student you're required to provide proof of your right to study in the UK. Our specialist international support team in the Student Hub is dedicated to supporting international students and can provide advice and support on student visas and Tier 4 student visa applications.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Our graduate studies team can provide advice and support if you're considering or preparing an application on non-academic matters such as student finance or tuition fees. They can also provide advice on the admissions process and timescales, and assist you with registering with the University once your application has been successful.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

PGR Support Officer
023 8201 3577