University of Essex

University of Essex

Business Administration

This course provides support to help students develop new insights and theories of the working world, a number of practitioner-orientated events ensure that they explore the application of academic ideas in business settings; another strength of our programme is its ability to provide supervisory expertise in issues surrounding small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), with a ranges of scholars exploring issues from the internationalisation of high growth business to innovative forms of learning.

Entry requirements

For research study within our Essex Business School, we normally require a good Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential. However, if you do not have a Master's degree, we also offer a 4-year integrated PhD, where your 1st year is spent doing a Master's before embarking on your research. This preparatory year ensures you develop your knowledge before embarking on your independent research. If English is not your 1st language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 36 months
PhD Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 36 months
PhD Part-time £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 72 months
PhD Part-time £ 5,975 per Academic year (overseas fees) 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southend Campus Southend SS1 1LW South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719