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Business Administration, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

You benefit from world-class supervision and research training. Essex Business School is home to eight research centres across our two campuses, several leading journal editors and our research has been cited in the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve.

You are allocated two supervisors during your studies. They provide you with guidance and support to help you achieve your individual research goals and produce a high quality piece of doctoral work. Your supervisors help you to develop your research topic and create your personalised training plan designed to encourage successful completion of your thesis. You meet with your supervisors at least once a month and are usually required to submit work before so you can seek feedback in these meetings. Twice a year, you will have a supervisory board meeting when you discuss your progress and agree your plans for the next six months.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You begin your studies by meeting with your supervisors and undertaking an intensive induction programme. You attend advanced research methods training and undertake compulsory modules tailored to your individual research needs.Throughout your PhD, you have regular meetings with your supervisors. You are often asked to write up your ideas or reading notes to help establish good writing practices. By the end of your first year of research, you should have a solid understanding of the key debates in your field and have defined your research questions, outlining your original contribution to knowledge. Our finance students are also expected to have made substantial progress on their first research paper. Those studying via the integrated PhD route (or 1+3) will have completed an additional year to obtain a Masters before beginning their research.

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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Academic Requirements

We normally require a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. You must also submit a well-developed research proposal as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14720 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4630 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

You may be eligible for doctoral scholarships and discounts to help fund your study. Essex is also home to one of just 21 ESRC Doctoral Training Centres, offering fully-funded PhD studentships across the social sciences. All of our PhD programmes are eligible, although competition for funding is high.

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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