University of Portsmouth

Business and Management

Spanning a broad range of business and management disciplines, our research tracks and addresses the threats and opportunities that arise from an increasingly competitive global business environment. Staff members are engaged in research collaborations with bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Skills for Care.

We are actively engaged in conducting research on a wide range of relevant issues relating to leadership, ethics, organisation studies, human resource management and development, employment relations, sales management, advertising, operations research, organisational excellence, and corporate branding. Members of staff work with businesses and policy-makers who are participants and recipients of our research to ensure that our work has relevance and impact.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. 

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Research Areas

  • Employment relations and Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Strategy Enterprise and Innovation


By Publication: 1 year part-time - Fees:*

  • Members of staff: £1,490 p/a
  • External candidates: £4,195 p/a

*Fees are for 2017/18 entry. All fees are subject to annual increase.

UK/EU fees include Channel Islands and Isle of Man students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
MPhil Full-time £ 13,300 (Academic year) International 2 Years
MPhil Part-time £ 2,570 (Academic year) Home/EU 4 Years
MPhil Part-time £ 6,650 (Academic year) International 4 Years
PhD Full-time £ 4,195 (Academic year) Home/EU 3 Years
PhD Full-time £ 13,300 (Academic year) International 3 Years
PhD Part-time £ 2,570 (Academic year) Home/EU 6 Years
PhD Part-time £ 6,650 (Academic year) International 6 Years

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