Before you apply for entry to the PhD programme you will need to consult the staff supervision interests pages on the School of Management’s website to make sure that your research project is compatible with our academics' research interests.
To be considered for a place on the PhD programme you will need to submit a good quality research proposal. For advice you can look at our guidelines for writing research proposals (PDF).
You must have a good first degree and usually a Masters or equivalent qualification from an institution approved by the University.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language then you must also satisfy the University's language requirement of:
- IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) or;
- TOEFL ibt 90 (with at least 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking, 18 in Reading and 17 in Writing)
The University has other information about which countries meet the English Language requirement as recognised by the UK Border Agency. It also has information about the tests/qualifications that are recognised by UK Border Agency.
All of the above qualifications must have been taken or been completed within the last three years.