The School of Management has over 80 research-active academic staff, from more than 30 countries, covering the core areas of management as follows:
Accounting, Finance and Economics
- Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
- Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship
- Technology and Information Management
Our PhD programme currently comprises around 85 students who make a very valued contribution to the School’s research culture and to a variety of teaching and learning activities.
All doctoral candidates are automatically registered as MPhil students during their first year: they are expected to produce a detailed literature review and formal research design to a good standard before they can upgrade to PhD status. Full-time students will be working on these aspects in Year 1 with a view to upgrading in Year 2.
Students are also expected to acquire the additional research skills they will need to conduct research in their chosen area. Consequently, they will attend two compulsory research methods courses within the School in their first year, as well as choosing from a range of other courses available at College level and within the SE Doctoral Training Centre.
Years 2 & 3
For full-time students, the second and third years are normally spent collecting data, conducting field research, analysing results and writing up. The PhD thesis is usually submitted at the end of the third year.
Requirements / ApplicationFirst degree
- UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent.
Alternative entry requirements
- Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area will be considered.
English language requirements
- IELTS and TOEFL scores for non-native English speaking applicants.
Tuition / Fees
For further information about Fees and Funding click here
Duration of study
1 year, September to September