The taught modules allow students to broaden, as well as deepen, their subject knowledge at the same time as undertaking their own research and developing a set of transferable professional skills.
The Integrated Study (Business and Management) programme from University of Birmingham will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis.
Your coursework in year 1 will be taken within the MA in Social Research programme, within the University’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised Doctoral Training Centre. This programme aims to provide students with a thorough and advanced education in social research design and the most up-to-date training in methods of data collection and analysis. The combination of core modules and short courses on more advanced topics and Business School modules provides flexibility to relate training to the thesis topic.
If you pass the coursework component, you will progress to normal PhD study in years 2–4. You will work closely with your supervisors in designing and undertaking your own research project, leading to an 80,000 word thesis. You will also undertake additional training in advanced methods and transferable skills, guided by the regular training needs analysis that forms an essential basis for your Career Development Plan.
The training enables graduates to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research, in ways that are applicable to a variety of careers in academia, business, government and non-profit organizations.
- Social Science Research
- Research Design
- Social Research Methods
- From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
- Narrative Research
- Analyzing Hierarchical and Panel Data
- Visual Research Methods
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBusiness Administration Management Studies View 58 other PhDs in Management Studies in United Kingdom
- Attainment of an Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or
- Attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicant’s potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme.
- Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment.
- Along with your academic record, your references and your curriculum vitae your research proposal plays a critical role in the evaluation of your application.
- Your research proposal should illustrate your ability to plan an independent research study and the relevance of your topic to the research interests and expertise of Birmingham Business School.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.
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