Research course


University of Nottingham · Nottingham University Business School

Entry requirements

Masters (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline, with a taught and dissertation average of 65% or above; plus 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline

Months of entry


Course content

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination and final thesis.

We offer four PhD pathways:

  • Business and Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Finance and Risk
  • Industrial Economics

Business research areas include:

  • accounting
  • behavioural economics
  • business and management
  • corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • finance, banking and risk
  • healthcare management and leadership
  • human resource management/organisational behaviour
  • industrial economics
  • innovation and entrepreneurship
  • international business
  • marketing
  • operations management/information systems
  • strategy

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

See information on how to fund your studies, including our step-by-step guide. Further information is available on the school website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Support Hub
+44 (0)115 951 5559