Ashcroft International Business School offers doctorate programmes in a range of areas based on the expertise of our academic staff. The research we deliver is highly relevant and has a high impact through a two-way process that both develops and improves organisations value adding activities in a fast changing international context and advances academic knowledge.
Ashcroft International Business School brings together researchers, research students and practitioners from across the management disciplines and different sectors to explore real world challenges. This means we develop programmes that are, international, integrative, responsive and connected. Our relevance derives from the fact that our research programme is closely aligned to the needs of business.
Our research and research programmes have developed strong:
These linkages and the underlying expertise provide the foundation on which we develop our doctorate programmes.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years. PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years
Academic supervision is available in most areas of Business and Management. However, we have particular expertise in the areas of:
You will normally be provided with two supervisors, and will have access to the wider research community through our faculty research training programme.
Our research students have access to our excellent library resources. This includes on-line research training packages, a virtual learning environment and on-line databases that include all the leading Business and Management journals. There is a dedicated research student facility on our Chelmsford campus and facilities are also available on our Cambridge campus.
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MPhil/PhD: A first or upper second class honours degree relevant work experience.
Direct entry to PhD: A Masters degree awarded by a UK University or an overseas degree or equivalent standard, provided that it is in an appropriate cognate area and that the Masters degree included training in research and execution of a research project.
Home/EU £4200; Overseas £9,800
Apart from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Useful links include the Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS).
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