Research course


University of Bristol · School of Economics, Finance and Management

Entry requirements

An upper second-class or first-class honours degree in a related subject (or equivalent), or a Master's qualification in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Research is central to the activities of the Department of Management at the University of Bristol. The department comprises a group of academic staff with a variety of interests and a focus on research that has practical relevance. The results of the most recent UK-wide research assessment, REF2014, rated 78 per cent of the research activity in business and management as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

The department encourages interdisciplinary research, drawing on a range of theories and methodologies. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We encourage applications from strong candidates from disciplines outside the social sciences or management and business studies fields who wish to convert, and from candidates with organisational or commercial experience.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
full time: £4,185 part time: £2,093
International students

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also apply for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Graduate Studies Admissions Team
+44 (0) 117 394 1519