University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

Business

We offer 2 different levels of postgraduate research, each in either full-time or part-time mode. These degrees by research require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline. DPhil - 3 academic years of full-time study or 6 years of part-time study. MPhil - 2 academic years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study. Normally, postgraduate students wishing to register for our DPhil programme must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage. The School operates a system of preliminary registration for all research degrees so as to allow students to prepare a formal proposal during their first 2 terms of study. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review. Postgraduate research is not to be taken lightly! Above all, we seek to achieve an acceptable match involving a capable and well-motivated student, an appropriate research topic, and a member of faculty able/willing to supervise the research. A limited number of scholarships are available. We currently have 12 research students registered in the Business School. Over the past 5 years, we have had 9 successful DPhil candidates with a similar number of successful Masters candidates.

Entry requirements

MSc in relevant subject; students wishing to register for the DPhil programme must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

Course modules

Research options: transformational management in Eastern Europe; the role of knowledge management in creating a customer-driven service organisation; the development of effective call centre agents; the professional service firm: designing delivery systems; the effective call centre employee; pricing decisions and the neo-classical economic theory of the firm; research proposals are invited from areas of marketing, accounting, finance, strategy, organisational behaviour, service management and social and economic transformation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by means of dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Self funded.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
DPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,020 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
DPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
DPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
DPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
DPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 13,020 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
DPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
DPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
DPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
DPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,020 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 13,020 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The University of Buckingham Buckingham MK18 1EG South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Business Admissions
Telephone number: 
01280 820236