Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Business Research Degrees

PhD degrees are research programmes. They allow you to learn as you work through the issues associated with solving a particular problem. Each research degree student is supported by a team of supervisors appointed for the particular study. In all years of study, students will be required to present their work in meetings of fellow students and staff conducting parallel research.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a PhD will usually need to have an MA, MSc or MPhil degree that has given them the specialist knowledge of the major academic literature, theories and frameworks and awareness of current business practice to enable them to challenge conventional wisdom in their proposed field of study. They also need to have experience of research methods and design. In addition, international applicants must satisfy the university's proficiency in English language requirements, for example, IELTS Grade 6.0 in all bands or 6.5 average; TOEFL at least 575.

Assessment methods

PhD degrees 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. By the end of the programme students will have written a thesis of around 80,000 words. Students will be orally examined on their work by 2 or more examiners.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (England) 4 years

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