As an applicant for one of our research degrees, you should normally possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in Business or Management.
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A research proposal (3000 words maximum)
- Name of potential Supervisor
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Management is an interdisciplinary field of study drawing on a range of social science subjects including sociology, anthropology, education, political science, economics and social psychology.
Management embraces diverse social science methodological traditions and research methods. Its interdisciplinarity and methodological pluralism position it well to address key contemporary concerns in the area of global economic performance, and new technology, innovation and skills.
The doctoral community in Business and Management requires both core social science research training and pathway-specific support to develop their skill base. The first year training is provided through taught elements.
As a research student you may have the opportunity to become a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), delivering tutorials to first and second year undergraduate students and helping with assessment of undergraduate assignments and examinations. Teaching is payable at a University-wide hourly rate and it is anticipated that an active GTA, subject to suitability and availability, should be able to earn up to £1,500 per annum. GTAs undergo compulsory training. Students who are interested in becoming GTAs should apply to the Head of Subject on commencing their PhD studies.
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Qualification and course duration
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