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Business and Management PhD, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) ,
The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of supervised research, the results of which show evidence of originality and independent critical judgement and constitute an addition to knowledge.

About

Providing robust and systematic research training is a core strength of our PhD programme. 

To be able to take full advantage of the training opportunities that are offered students should reside in or within commuting distance from Manchester. 

We strongly encourage any students who do not reside locally to enrol full-time.

Career opportunities

We have a tradition of producing high quality doctoral research. Many of our graduates hold academic positions in top universities and business schools around the world. 

We are strongly committed to creating a research community in which researchers can thrive and develop their skills and we view all our doctoral students as potential research stars of the future.

Accreditation

Manchester is a name that lends weight to your master’s degree, not only because of our rich heritage, but also our current rankings and reputation.

According to the 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, we are the 41st best university in the world, the eighth best in Europe and the fifth best in the UK

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • complement their own immediate requirements as they plan and write their thesis;
  • introduce them to the variety of research undertaken within the Business School; and
  • equip them with the broader skills to become leading edge business and management science researchers in the next generation.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    623

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree with Honours (to UK standard) of First or Upper Second (2:1) Class , and a Masters degree (to UK standard) with results of 60% or above (grade B or above; GPA 3 or above).
  • Please note: Due to variations in the grading structures of international institutions, higher results may be required than stated here.
  • Professional qualifications other than a Bachelors Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to a PhD programme.
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4121 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4121 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

PhD (full-time)

UK/EU students/yr: £4,121

International students /yr: £15,500

PhD (part-time)

UK/EU students /yr: £2,060

International students /yr: £7,750

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

ESRC North West DTC (NWDTC) PhD Studentships 2014

Type of award

Studentship

Managing department

Faculty of Humanities

Value

Subject to residential eligibility status, the award covers tuition fees and an annual stipend at standard research council rate.

Specified use

Tuition fees, research expense and living allowance.

Tenable period

24-48 months

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Awarded on competitive basis

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