Research Degrees in
in the Cheshire Campus
Opportunities are available to study for the research degrees of MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD in Business and Management (including by Publication), either full-time, part-time or distance learning.
A major aim of research in business and management is to facilitate a greater understanding of a variety of organisational phenomena as well as empower business leaders and individuals to make challenging decisions, solve complex problems and implement operational and strategic change more efficiently and effectively.
The Department of Business and Management is home to the Business and Management Research Group and the Leadership and Strategy and Knowledge Management Research Clusters. All research degree students have the opportunity to join a Cluster throughout the duration of their studies and beyond. Academics within the Research Group and Clusters actively engage in research and knowledge exchange, in partnership with local, national and international organisations and have extensive experience of supervising and supporting postgraduate research degree students.
Our new Distance Learning PhD complements the Department’s existing research degrees portfolio and augments its experience of offering non-traditional postgraduate programmes by blended learning. This mode of delivery enables students to study flexibly, earn while they learn and fit their studies around their professional and personal lives.
To support its research degree provision, the Department runs the Doctoral Research Training Programme, which is compulsory for all new students. Each element of the Programme is designed to introduce and orient students to the PhD journey and prepare them for the registration process.
Academics have a multidisciplinary range of qualifications, skills and expertise that have been gained in the worlds of academia and business. The Department thus welcomes applications from individuals interested in researching topics such as:
Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project.
For queries, please contact:
Please complete the Research Degree Application Form.
Before you apply, we recommend that you:
We will contact you to let you know the initial outcome of your application, and invite you to attend an interview where appropriate.
Once the university is satisfied with the following, we will send you an offer letter informing you that you have been offered a place of study:
Some offers may be conditional upon achieving certain grades in your examinations, or successfully completing a particular programme. You must satisfy these conditions before we can confirm your unconditional place.