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Our degree will give you deep understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry. Unlike taught programmes (such as Bachelor's and Master's programmes), this degree provides a more critical and rigorous exploration of your particular subject area. It places much more emphasis on original research and the contribution to knowledge. We have expertise and can supervise research students primarily in the areas of human resource management, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance, financial services, critical and social research in accounting, public administration, public policy, political economy, applied economics, social and economic network analysis, international business, strategic management, supply chain management, knowledge management, IT strategies, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing, tourism, and cultural, art and heritage industries.

Entry requirements

  • A relevant UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above, or equivalent
  • OR a Master's qualification.
    • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or English is not your first language, you should normally have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.
  • Please submit a detailed research proposal of approximately 1,500 words, your CV, transcripts, and evidence of language proficiency if relevant with your application. It is advisable to include a Gantt chart at the end of your research proposal to summarise the schedule for the research project outlined in the research proposal.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods; advanced research methods; thesis; various online (moodle) courses for research students and university level courses for research students (including research methods and teaching); individual courses.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through submission of a thesis and an oral examination. You will also have to pass four mandatory courses in year one and a small number of preparatory training courses.

Fees

Please contact the department for fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2018 GBP 6,075 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2018 GBP 2,060 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,075 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,060 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,060 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2018 GBP 12,150 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,121 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2018 GBP 12,150 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2018 GBP 6,075 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,121 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2018 GBP 2,060 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,075 (Year 1) International 6 Years

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