Ph.D. On Campus

Management PhD Research Programmes

University of Southampton

24 months
17064 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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All students wishing to complete a Management PhD Research Programmes at the University of Southampton must register for our PhD in Business Studies and Management.


PhD applications will be considered in any research area of: accounting, financial markets and banking, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, accountability and governance, human resources management, organisational behaviour, information technology/systems, management science, operational research, supply chain management, risk management, digital and data driven marketing and health management.

Key facts:

  • Importance is placed on ensuring adequate academic supervision, hence we carefully examine your proposed area of research study in order to ensure that such supervision is readily available.
  • In addition, following the training needs assessment, students are likely to be recommended to attend other modules and/or training programmes in the Business School or in other Schools, including the Graduate School. The rest of the Management PhD Research Programmes programme at the University of Southampton is research-oriented,with students conducting original research under the guidance of their supervisors.
  • As a research student you will be directly enrolled on the PhD programme and your progress will be formally reviewed three times throughout the PhD candidature.
  • Minimum registration periods are two and three years respectively for the full-time and part-time candidatures. In practice you should expect to spend at least one more year of study than these minimum periods. All PhD students are required to attend a designated training course in quantitative and qualitative research methods in the first year of their PhD candidature. Passing such a training course is one of the compulsory requirements prior to the confirmation of the PhD status in year two (or three for part-time students) of the candidature. Depending on the topic of the research project, supervisors may recommend and ask that additional research training is attended in the University or elsewhere.
  • The Southampton Business School encourage students to seek constant feedback on their research work through presentation of their work at regular departmental seminars, School bi-annual PhD conference and prestigious national and international conferences. Each year a standard research allowance is made available to all students to support their field work and attendance of conferences. 
  • An additional conference research fund is available throughout the year to cover the costs of very expensive conferences; allocation of the funding is made on a competitive basis provided specific merit criteria are met. Students are also encouraged to submit papers to top-ranked peer reviewed journals for publication. Should their papers be accepted for publication students are rewarded with additional research funding. 

Programme Structure

We provide supervision across a broad range of topics, including

  • Accounting;
  • Accountability and governance;
  • Corporate social responsibility;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Financial markets;
  • Health management;
  • Human resources;
  • Information technology/systems;
  • Innovation;
  • Management science;
  • Marketing;
  • Organisational behaviour;
  • Organisational research;
  • Risk;
  • Supply chain management;

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Bachelor degree, normally with at least upper second class honours or equivalent, in a relevant subject;
  • a relevant Master's qualification normally with at least upper second class honours or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, listening and speaking

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17064 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17064 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 24 months.


  • UK/EU fees: £2204

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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