Taught course


University of Exeter · Business School

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in one of the social sciences. Non-standard qualifications are also considered. Please see the website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme provides training in a range of research techniques and methods used in the social sciences, and an appreciation of their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings. Students develop critical thinking skills through specialist management and organisation studies options. The research-based dissertation enables students to develop a critical academic argument on their chosen topic, with the support of a supervisor. They also learn how to implement research techniques to critically evaluate management problems and research debates.

This programme forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 1392 723246