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Business Research Degrees, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Birmingham City Business School have a long and successful history in the field of business research. 

The wide range of experiences, skills and specialisms within the faculty allow us to have one of the most diverse business research degree portfolios in the country.

There are three entry dates to the programme each academic year, in September, February and May.

What's covered in the course?

There are a number of key themes underpinning research in Birmingham City Business School:

  • Change management and organisational development/transformation
  • Leadership and multi-unit management
  • Complexity, behavioural & neuroscience approaches to leadership
  • Exploration of contemporary issues in international and comparative human resource management
  • Financial management
  • Marketing Strategy & E-Marketing
  • Strategic Change & Strategy  Formulation
  • Strategic leadership and effective decision-making 

We work closely with all kinds of companies to produce collaborative and bespoke research projects and engage in knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) throughout the UK and beyond. 

All of our research feeds back into our innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, PhD degrees extend Master's level study by making a significant contribution to academic understanding of a particular issue. 

Why Choose Us?

Research is a core component of what we do at Birmingham City Business School. Our researchers are committed to discovering new knowledge and delivering real benefit to culture, industry, society and the environment.

Our dynamic research community works across disciplines and with external companies to address local, national and global challenges

The Business Research Degrees is offered by Birmingham City University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Full Time (3-4 Years) Part Time (4-7 Years) Distance Learning (4-7 Years)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business start-up and entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management and governance
  • Leadership
  • HRM & International HRM
  • Business strategy
  • Innovation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree, in a discipline related to business, to be considered for a PhD. 
  • Some PhD opportunities, such as those funded by a particular research council, may additionally require a Masters level degree. 
  • In addition, international applicants must satisfy the University's proficiency in English Language requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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EEA

PT

  • £ 4260 per year
DL
  • £2,622 per year
International

PT

  • 6,000  per year
DL
  • £7,500 per year

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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