• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Business (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton aims to provide you with an exciting opportunity to advance your academic knowledge and understanding of business management in a national and international context within a supportive and creative research environment.

About

Why choose the Business (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton?

  • Support you to develop capacity in designing and executing theoretically sound and methodologically robust business-focused research
  • Enable you to grasp a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods employed in both basic and applied research
  • Assist you to improve capabilities in disseminating evidence-based research outcomes via interaction with recipients within an academic and/or a practice-based setting

This course is hosted by the Management Research Centre (MRC) at the University of Wolverhampton Business School (UWBS) with a stimulating research environment where PhD students play a vital role. With about 25 PhD students currently aligned to our four research clusters, you will join a small but highly interactive and vibrant research community.

Our PhD students come from over eight different countries, and from a variety of different professional backgrounds. They enjoy the excellent facilities provided, including a shared office in the brand-new, state-of-the-art Business School building (the Lord Swraj Paul building). Alongside topic-specific supervision, we provide training in research methods and methodologies and offer opportunities to develop your teaching skills. Doing a PhD at UWBS is a great opportunity but it also requires a significant commitment on your part.

Career opportunities

You will be equipped to take up positions in a wide range of sectors requiring research, the exercise of initiatives, and decision-making in complex situations. Successfully completed PhDs from our programme have since developed careers in academia and other professional arenas such as management consultancy and senior management practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What skills will you gain?
  • Student Training Days 
  • MRC/ Cluster Seminars 
  • University Research Conference
  • University Research Training 
  • External Conference Attendance

The PhD programme in the School has the following three milestones:

  • Registration
  • Progression
  • Examination

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants for a research degree shall normally hold either:

  • a first or upper second class honours degree, or
  • a master’s degree, or
  • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research
  • an Applicant whose entry award was not delivered in English, or non-native speaker of English shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in English at least to the level of an IELTS score of 7.0 or its equivalent to be registered as a Research Degree student

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Part-time:

  • Home/EU - 2,130 GBP per year.
  • International - 6,350 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages.

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