Research course


University of Sussex · School of Business, Management and Economics

Entry requirements

A Masters degree. Long-term work experience in a related area may be considered as a suitable alternative.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

  • PhD in Management
  • MPhil in Management

You’ll work with world-leading faculty whose findings go beyond academia – to practitioners and professionals in industry, associations, chartered institutes, decision-making bodies and public-policy organisations.

Our research focuses on questions such as:

  • what factors influence new product/service development?
  • how do institutional and geographical factors influence enterprise development?
  • how do we tackle gender and race discrimination?
  • how can we motivate individuals and nurture leaders?
  • what could be done to promote environmental sustainability across supply-chain networks?

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English Language Support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.

Visas and Immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website
International students
Please see our website


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Postgraduate Masters Loan

MPhil students might be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
36 months


full time
48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

School of Business, Management and Economics
+44 (0)1273 678169