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Business PhD (Doctor of Philosophy): Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

Candidates should normally possess:

  • a first- or second-class honours undergraduate degree AND a masters degree in general management or a business-related subject; 
  • two personal references from academic referees confirming candidates' suitability for the programme; and
  • a short research proposal of approximately 2,000 words which should include the proposed subject area, the aim of the study, a summary of the research to be undertaken, an indication of any previous work completed relevant to the area under investigation, and a bibliography.

In addition, candidates should be able to provide evidence of:

  • relevant educational, professional and personal experience;
  • their ability to meet the high intellectual and personal demands of the programme; and
  • their potential to complete the programme within the designated time.

Holders of non-UK degrees will be subject to the University's normal entry procedures for equivalence of qualifications.

What next?

Suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview with the research programmes director and a potential director of studies.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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