You must normally hold a Masters degree at a minimum of a distinction level in business and management or a relevant discipline from an approved university. If you do not hold such a degree, you may be admitted, providing you hold a first class (1st) Bachelors degree from an approved university or a professional or other qualification deemed by the University to be appropriate.
Months of entry
Our PhDs are traditional, UK-style PhD programmes. At the end of your time as a PhD researcher at Surrey, you will be expected to submit an extended thesis that demonstrates your ability to pursue academically rigorous scholarly research and makes an original contribution to knowledge.
As part of your studies, you will undertake a tailored programme of formal research training in methods and methodology. Alongside this, we provide specific structured training for our PhD students. PhD researchers also organise and run their own annual research conference and attend research group seminars.
Surrey Business School and the Department of Health Care Management and Policy are also part of the prestigious ESRC-funded South East Doctoral Training Centre (SEDTC).
Information for international students
Non-native speakers of English will normally require IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- 01483 686 300