Research course

Business Management Specialisms

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates with BSc / BA Honours degree at class 2:1 or higher in a relevant subject area will be considered for registration for the degree of MPhil with transfer to PhD within 24 months of registration. MSc/MBA graduates will be considered for direct registration to PhD.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Business and management professionals who hold a PhD from the Business, Leadership, Innovation and Systems (BLIS) Research Centre take back to their organisation a greater knowledge and a higher understanding of today's complex business world.

You may already be working professionally in the field you wish to research. You may already have extensive knowledge of your field. You may be a business professional with the basis of your research in mind, looking for a way to formalise and extend your knowledge and skills within the framework of a research degree.

The BLIS Research Centre's commitment to research and enterprise has been instrumental in the development of a dynamic research environment that fosters innovation and original contribution to knowledge in the areas of business and management.

Information for international students

International students require: TOFEL score of at least 575 paper based and 230 computer based; or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
+44 (0)1204 903903
+44 (0)1204 903809