PhD

Business and Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 4k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 4k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1314 Duration:36 months

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Research Degrees

Beginning a research degree is perhaps the most exciting and demanding phase in any academic career. It marks the transition from being largely taught by others to becoming an independent academic, conducting your own research and developing your own ideas. Our goal is to guide you through that process of becoming a fully-fledged academic or researcher.

Research Proposal

Your application should include an extensive outline of your proposed topic of research. This should include a statement about why you have chosen the topic, aims, objectives and what methodology you propose to adopt plus references to text used. No application can be considered without this outline.

At the School of Business and Economics you have the opportunity to study towards a PhD or MPhil in Business and Management, Economics, or Information Science. As a Doctoral student, you will join whichever one of our discipline groups that suits your research interests best.

PhD Studentships

The School of Business and Economics advertises a number of fully funded PhD studentships throughout the year through our website. These studentships are each linked to a specific title and subject matter and come with their own deadline. Our studentships are extremely popular and attract a high quality of applicants, so if you are interested it is recommended that you regularly check our website for vacancies.

School Support and Training for Research Students

All research students are provided with:

* supervisor(s) with appropriate expertise and a Director of Research Degree Programme to provide additional guidance and pastoral support as well as opportunities to consult any other academic staff if appropriate
* access to funds to support conference travel and subsistence
* access to photocopying, printing, and inter-library loan facilities
* access to a hot-desk / computer facility in a purposely refurbished, high quality, open-plan space

All research students:

* are expected to attend regular meetings with their supervisor(s)
* are expected to attend specified training courses and seminars throughout their PhD study to support their research
* may have the opportunity to support undergraduate teaching through employment as tutorial / laboratory assistants

Research Centres

The School of Business and Economics has developed six collaborative Research Centres to further enhance its international reputation for undertaking world class research that matters. These are:

* Centre for Firms in the Global Economy
* Centre for Global Sourcing and Services
* Centre for Information Management
* Centre for Post-Crisis Finance
* Centre for Professional Work and Society
* Centre for Service Management

Information on each centres aims, impact, research, staff members and strategic partners can be found on their pages at: lboro.ac.uk/sbe/research/centres

Contents

Programme Structure

The Postgraduate Research Programme leading to the degree of PhD is based on individual research in all three years of the full-time programme (equivalent to five years part-time). However, for full-time candidates, first year research is combined with compulsory enrolment on taught Doctoral modules.

The MPhil programme is based on individual research for 2 years full time (3 years part time). However, as with the PhD programme, for full time candidates, the first year of research is combined with compulsory enrolment on taught Doctoral modules.

Requirements

Honours degree equivalent of British 2.1 minimum, with a preference for masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or first-class honours equivalent. You must provide a research proposal that fits with the research interests of staff in the School, and two satisfactory academic references. We have a large Doctoral community of more than 80 students drawn from Britain and across the globe. Overall IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each component. For more information

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

PhD Studentships

The School of Business and Economics advertises a number of fully funded PhD studentships throughout the year through our website. These studentships are each linked to a specific title and subject matter and come with their own deadline. Our studentships are extremely popular and attract a high quality of applicants, so if you are interested it is recommended that you regularly check our website for vacancies.

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Accreditation

Triple accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)

The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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