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Overview

As a postgraduate researcher with us, you could research the issues facing organisations and governments such as strategy, enterprise, innovation, leadership, ethics, organisation studies, human resource management and development, employment relations, sales management, advertising, operations research, organisational excellence, and corporate branding.

Our research tracks and addresses the threats and opportunities that arise from an increasingly competitive global business environment. 100% of our research impact in the area of Business and Management Studies was ranked as either outstanding or as having very considerable impact. When you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play your own part in transforming our expertise into impact.

You could join research collaborations with bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Skills for Care. You could also work with businesses and policy-makers who are participants and recipients of our research, to ensure that our work is relevant and has the greatest impact.

Careers and opportunities

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity. You'll also develop research management skills, and an in-depth knowledge of the subject on which your PhD is focused.

After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in a variety of fields – from positions within academia, to careers in industry and the public sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    October, February

  • 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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Innovation management
  • Business strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Risk (and trust)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. 
  • Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. 
  • All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. 
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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