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

Taught modules

To help you in the transition to independent research, you will normally be expected to complete a number of assessed taught modules during your first and second year of study. These are designed to provide generic, as well as subject-specific training for relevant pathways.

You may also be required to take up to 20 credits of other modules within the school/faculty.

Find a supervisor

You will be assigned two supervisors appropriate to your field. Please make sure that we have a supervisor who shares an interest in your proposed area of research before applying. Details of research supervisors at the University can also be found on our research A to Z.

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

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

Careers

Career destinations for our research postgraduates include:

  • higher education teaching professionals
  • university researchers
  • accountants
  • finance and investment analysts
  • investment bankers
  • IT business analysts
  • management consultants
  • marketing and public relations professionals
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated April 18, 2019
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