University of Essex

University of Essex

Management Studies

ur PhD Management (at our Colchester Campus) draws on our rich expertise in critical approaches to understanding the contemporary workplace and connecting global concerns with local practices, with current students ranging from recent graduates to experienced practitioners to artists. Recent events in the global economy have meant that organizational and political stakeholders across the world have begun to pay attention to the consequences of power relations, informal collusion and the impact of organizational narratives and rhetoric on organizational practices. In providing expertise across a range of business disciplines, including sustainability, leadership, identity and brand management, our programme allows you to cater your studies to a profession or sector of your own choice, whilst developing a high-quality research agenda.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719