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Business Research Degrees

Birmingham City University

30 months
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Business Research Degrees from Birmingham City University, extend Master's level study by making a significant contribution to academic understanding of a particular issue. The thesis explores current theories and frameworks and demonstrates how insights from empirical study or reasoning warrant a fundamental reconceptualisation. 


Birmingham City Business School from from Birmingham City University, have a long and successful history in the field of Business Research Degrees. 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 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,

Programme Structure

Research interests:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months
  • Part-time
    • 47 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

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. 
  •  Justification for Study 
  • Outcome of he Study
  • How will the completed PhD contribute to the body of knowledge associated with this subject?
  •  Research Methodology

Tuition Fee


Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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