Research course

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Institution
The University of Manchester · Alliance Manchester Business School
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree with Honours (to UK standard) of First or Upper Second (2:1) Class , and a Masters degree (to UK standard) with results of 65% or above (or overseas equivalent).

Please note: Due to variations in the grading structures of international institutions, higher results may be required than stated here.

Professional qualifications other than a Bachelors Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to a PhD programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of supervised research, the results of which show evidence of originality and independent critical judgement and constitute an addition to knowledge.

Providing robust and systematic research training is a core strength of our PhD programme. To be able to take full advantage of the training opportunities that are offered students should reside in or within commuting distance from Manchester. We strongly encourage any students who do not reside locally to enrol full-time.

Information for international students

Candidates will be exempt from providing an English language test score if they are:

  • Native English speaker from one of the following countries; OR
  • In the process of completing a degree, or have graduated within the last 5 years, from one of the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you must demonstrate your English proficiency by taking one of the following tests and achieving the minimum stated score:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
  • TOEFL: 100 internet-based or 623 paper-based (with a minimum of 20 in each component - internet based).
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 66 (with a minimum of 51 in each component)

If you are uncertain if these exemptions apply to you, please contact the Doctoral Programmes Office.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,260
International students
£18,000

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Alliance Manchester Business School
Email
mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 1200
Fax
+44 (0)161 275 6596