Entry requirements

You’ll need a good first degree (ie, at least the equivalent of an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK university) in the relevant subject, and a taught Masters degree in the discipline is normally required.

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The University of Exeter Business School offers the opportunity to study for research degrees in accounting, finance, economics, leadership studies and management (including tourism).

The facilities that we have available for doctoral studies are second to none, and that also applies to the academics who comprise our formidable teaching staff. Embarking on an MPhil or PhD at Exeter, you’ll work alongside some of the finest minds in your discipline, contributing to research projects that are consistently recognised as internationally significant. We often find that the reputation and high standing of our academic staff inspire graduates to choose Exeter for their postgraduate work.

You’ll be part of a vibrant research community, with more than 150 current doctoral students. We will foster what makes each of you unique, with an individual training-needs assessment informing the training and support we provide throughout your studies. This will include access to research methods expertise, graduate skills training programmes, and wider support provided through professional associations and Research Councils.

Department specialisms

Research Interests; Informal leadership; Corporate directing in Leading FTSE companies; The gender pay gap in managerial positions; Leadership in business and management; Leadership and procurement skills for climate change; Leadership- ethics, innovation and change; Τeamwork

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£16,400 (full-time)

Learn more about current funding opportunities at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

MPhil

part time
48-60 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Business School Postgraduate Research Administration Team
Email
uebs-doctoral-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 726255