Research in Business and Law

Through its University centres of research and knowledge exchange, Future Economies and Decent Work and Productivity – the Faculty of Business and Law looks to advance original knowledge on some of the most important and pressing contemporary issues.

PhD supervision comes from a variety of academic and professional expertise in business and law, and the Faculty houses a number of internationally-renowned academics.

Future Economies research aims to bring direct social, environmental, economic and political benefits to societies. This Centre uses links with business, governments, political authorities and policy communities in the third sector to ensure that research is impactful. Areas of expertise here include Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, the effects of Brexit, behavioral economics, business analytics, and sport policy.

Decent Work and Productivity engages with a wide range of organisations and policymakers to conduct world-leading research on the forces that shape decent work and work productivity. This Centre nurtures expertise in gender and diversity research, entrepreneurship, leadership, self-employment and the gig-economy, learning and innovation, managing people, and wellbeing at work.

Check if you meet our standard university entrance requirements for research degrees. For details on applying see our project adverts below. You will also find it helpful to consult the fees and funding page for potential Home/EU and Overseas students.

For enquiries around your project or interests in your subject area, please contact the research degrees team at

For direct application queries, please contact

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Research Degree Scholarships

Self-funded Research Degree Opportunities

Unless a specific date is given, the self-funded opportunities are open throughout the year.

Research Study