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Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Entrepreneurship

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Research opportunities

You can study a PhD over three years, in any of our eight research areas:

enterprise policy, education & economic development
growing innovative enterprises
global & international entrepreneurship
entrepreneurial management & leadership
enterprise & diversity
social enterprise, CSR & philanthropy
family business & enterprising households
entrepreneurial networking, social capital & society

Year 1

In your first year, you'll need to take a number of classes offered through our Business & Management (MBM) course.

If you already have postgraduate training in business or social science research methods, you'll be expected to earn a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Business & Management before you can progress to the PhD.

If you don't have any postgraduate training in business or social science research methods, you'll need to gain a Masters of Research (MRes) in Business & Management before you can progress to the PhD.

These classes provide research training in accordance with the Economic & Social Research Council's (ESRC) guidelines.

You'll also participate in an Entrepreneurship Research class as part of your research methods training. This class introduces you to the breadth of entrepreneurship research.

Years 2 & 3

This is where you'll actively pursue your individual research project with support from your supervisors.

You'll be evaluated every six months and when your thesis is complete, it'll be evaluated by an internal examiner from our department along with an external examiner from another university before you defend it to your VIVA committee.

Every January or February, you'll also be required to present at our Entrepreneurship Research Conference.

You're encouraged to submit your research for presentation at national and international research conferences too, along with taking part in doctoral training workshops.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,327

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Normally a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, from a recognised academic institution, or a Masters degree in business or a related area of social science.

University information

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