Research course

Business

Institution
University of Worcester · Worcester Business School
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

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Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or Appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

PhD - A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Business.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

On our Business MPhil/PhD, you’ll be taught by staff with a broad range of expertise, including consumer behaviour, entrepreneurship, human resources management, international business and services marketing. You'll also benefit from access to our dedicated quiet work space and research student office in our Business School, located in the heart of the city centre.

Worcester Business School

The Worcester Business School has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme.

Supervision areas

Our staff have expertise in a range of business areas, but are particularly interested in supporting topics in the following more specific areas: business ethics and sustainability; careers; consumer behaviour; corporate strategy; employee relations; entrepreneurship/small business; human resources management; international business; leadership; management of diversity; operations management; project management; risk management; services marketing; time-related individual differences; and training and development.

Recent successful projects in Business have involved research on: the career success of males in two public sector, female-dominated occupations; and temporal intelligence in leadership. Whilst, some of our current research students are exploring small and medium-sized enterprises in Nigeria; the relationship between student work placements and graduate employment; and men’s work-life balance.

Key features

Resources

Access to our dedicated quiet work space in our newly refurbished Research School. The School is located in the heart of Worcester City Centre, just a 2 minute walk from the train station. Facilities for research students include PCs, workspace for laptop users, secure storage, shared books and social space. Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. A dedicated research student office in the Business School and membership, as appropriate, of one of our four research groups: Careers and Leadership Development Group, Customer Interactions Group, Managing Risk, Operations and Sustainability Group and the Entrepreneurship Research Group.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182