Research course

Business

Institution
University of Buckingham · Business School
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class, upper division degree or significant experience.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Course outline

These degrees by research require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

  • PhD - 3 academic years of full-time study or 6 years of part-time study.

Students are registered initially for the degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), although their status is probationary until the first Annual Review has taken place – normally between 12 and 18 months from first registration. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review.

Postgraduate research is not to be taken lightly! Above all, we seek to achieve an acceptable match involving a capable and well-motivated student, an appropriate research topic, and a member of faculty able / willing to supervise the research. A limited number of scholarships are available.

We currently have 12 research students registered in the Business School. Over the past five years, we have had 9 successful PhD candidates with a similar number of successful Masters candidates.

Information for international students

Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
£22,500
International students
£41,040

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK was introduced in August 2016 with support from the UK Government. The loan will provide up to £10,609 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. The loans can be used for tuition fees, living expenses or both. Find out more >>

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1280 820236