Research course

Norwich Business School

University of East Anglia · Norwich Business School

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MPhil or PhD programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, and a Masters degree result of at least 65% (or equivalent) overall and at least a 65% result for a dissertation or extended research element as part of that master course, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our academic researchers and postgraduate research students’ work is structured around five broad subject area groups:

– Accounting, Finance and Governance

– Employment Systems and Institutions

– Business Regulation

– Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy

– Innovation, Technology Operations Management.

The School is part of the world-famous Centre for Competition Policy and provides independent expertise in all aspects of competition and economic regulation policy, as well as providing academic output and a forum for debate and policy-relevant findings for governments, authorities, private practitioners and the general public.

Responsible business is a defining aspect of the School’s strategy, and a common thread throughout our research activities. This involves a long-term, sustainable approach to business practices that make a positive contribution to the ‘triple bottom line’: economic, social and environmental performance.

Information for international students

English entry requirements are: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all components) or equivalent qualification. All new postgraduate students from non-EU countries are likely to secure single accommodation in their first year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709