Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University


Staffordshire University supports students studying for PhDs across a range of topics covering economics, marketing, business studies, enterprise and management. Current areas of expertise and research within the Department include: - Marketing - Leadership and organisational change - Sustainability, enterprise and innovation - Public policy - Labour economics - Income inequality - Applied economics - Transitional economies Students can study part-time and full-time, on campus and by distance learning. MPhil options may also be available. Full-time PhDs will normally be completed within 3-4 years and part-time PhDs in 6 years. Students usually start in September, January or April but start dates outside these cohorts may be possible in discussion with supervisory teams. As well as the support provided by their supervisory teams, all PhD students at Staffordshire University are also supported by The Graduate School, which aims to provide a rich, supportive environment for every research degree student situated in the University's academic schools. They run induction days for new students, to help them understand how their degree works and what to expect. They also offer dozens of workshops each year to help with students' professional development and contribute to an annual Postgraduate Research Conference, and also host a number of social events where researchers can meet and share experiences. Potential applicants should contact The Graduate School in the first instance to find out about how to apply.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Upper second class, or better, undergraduate award, or equivalent, in connected subject area. Most students will also hold a related Masters degree or have other research experience. You will also need to demonstrate that you meet the University's English Language requirements for study at PhD level.

Assessment methods

Students will go through an early stage review and late stage review prior to the formal submission and defence of their thesis at a formal viva.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (full-time) - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Distance learning (part-time) - 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) ST4 2DE West Midlands

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