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Management and Business

University of Surrey

48 months
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18200 GBP/year
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About

As a student in the Management and Business programme of the University of Surrey you will receive rigorous training in research methods, outstanding supervision and mentorship, and coursework that will give you both in-depth and broad subject-specific knowledge.

Overview

Why choose this programme

In the Management and Business programme of the University of Surrey you could also benefit from our choice of writing a traditional dissertation monograph or by following a three-paper dissertation model, so your work suits your interests.

Our researchers work closely with industry and pursue a variety of approaches with staff across the School, often leading to innovative new thinking. Two-thirds of our research outputs were ranked as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the UK Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The Surrey Business School is a member of the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

What you will study

Our PhD in Management and Business will train you in critical and analytical skills, research methods, and in discipline-specific knowledge that will give you the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for a career in academia, or as a researcher in a wide variety of settings.

We offer a three-year, full-time (and, in exceptional cases, part-time) programme. The programme has a dual-focus on subject-specific knowledge and methods training, which will give you the intellectual foundation to ask cutting-edge questions and then conduct high-quality research to address those questions.

You’ll receive an induction by the University of Surrey’s Doctoral College, as well as a bespoke induction programme from the School. This induction will introduce you to the School and the Faculty, outline the relationship between you and your supervisor, and discuss the structure of the programme.

We consider doctoral students to be junior academics or researchers, and an integral part of the School. Your supervisor will provide in-depth knowledge through their own reading module, as well as serving as a mentor as you progress through your PhD. 

In your first year, you will receive instruction in subject-specific knowledge and training in research methods. As a full- time student you will complete seven taught modules in your first year whilst simultaneously working on your research (part-time students take the modules over two years).  This will form the foundation of your doctoral research.

Once you’ve got the foundation for your doctoral research and passed your confirmation exams, your second year will be spent conducting doctoral research. Students conducting primary research tend to spend the year away doing field research.

Your third year will then be devoted entirely to data analysis, writing up, and submitting your dissertation. You’ll have frequent interactions with your supervisor. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops in preparation for the academic job market.

If you’re not able to complete and submit your dissertation within the three-year period, you’ll have the option to enrol for a fourth year. To enrol for a fourth year, you’ll be required to apply for and be granted a ‘completing status’. University regulations mean that you must complete your programme over a maximum of four years.

Accreditation

The Surrey Business School is a member of the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Programme Structure

Research themes

We have key research themes in:

  • Business transformation 
  • Digital economy 
  • Finance and accounting 
  • Marketing and retail management 
  • People and organisations 
  • Strategy and entrepreneurship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to hold a good first degree (minimum 2:1) and a Master's degree (minimum Merit) in a relevant subject from an internationally recognised university.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18200 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18200 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time fees

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £9,100

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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