University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Business Management

This programme allows students to gain added value from taught subject-based modules as well as undertaking original research. 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 programme will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis.

Entry requirements

A good related degree is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to social science research; research design; social research methods 1; social research methods 2. from multiple linear to logistic regression; narrative research; analyzing hierarchical and panel data; visual research methods; ethnography and language in the social sciences; documentary research in education, history and the social science; researching disability; approaches to research on discourse; policy evaluation; advanced qualitative data analysis (using nvivo); secondary data analysis in social research; q methodology � a systematic approach for interpretive research design; activity theory and its research applications; role of thinking.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include group work, assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 4,090 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 14,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0121 414 5488