Research course

Economics Division of Business School

Staffordshire University · Business, Leadership and Economics

Entry requirements

Direct PhD - normally a Masters level qualification in a related discipline. MPhil - a minimum of upper second class degree in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Staffordshire University Business School pffer MPhil and PhD awards in Business, Management, Economics and Education related fields, including small and medium sized Enterprise Development, Entrepreneurship and Sub-Regional Regeneration.

The Faculty currently has around 40 students who study full-time, part-time or by blended learning. These students share and contribute to a vibrant research community that operates at the cutting edge of knowledge. Blended learning students are considered part-time and are required to spend between 3 and 4 months on campus in each academic year. Study is by means of research under the supervision of mentors experienced in the appropriate field and will normally take 3 years as a full-time student and 5 years if studying part-time. Your period of study will be clearly structured with milestone targets set throughout.

Your work will be assessed by the submission of a final thesis and by oral examination.

Department specialisms

Post-Keynesian Economics; Economics of Transition Economies; Economics and Business Education; Labour Economics; Macroeconomics

Information for international students

Entry Requirements: Either an appropriate Masters level qualification in a relevant field and at least 5 years senior management experience either pre or post-Masters.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Currently, we have a scholarship programme for students who come from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. We have no other funding available at present.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Elizabeth Binns
01782 294147
01782 294103