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PhD Business and Management Programme

Take a sustained piece of research into an aspect of business and management supported by supervisory staff from Sheffield Business School's research institute. You take your research over a period of years and produce new knowledge based on justifiable methodologies that could form the basis of new business and management practices.

Course length 3-6 Year(s)
Location City Campus

Course description

This course is for graduates and postgraduates wanting to further develop their understanding of a particular subject and carry out research that will lead to a PhD.

We provide comprehensive research training through our MRes Business. We also provide support from a supervisory team in areas linked to all our research special interest groups (SIGs).

Your supervisory team includes a director of studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, you do much of the work for a research degree on your own and you need the initiative, self-drive and motivation to finish a course of research extending over several years.

Achieving a PhD shows your ability to carry out academic research that you can defend as being methodologically justifiable and an original contribution to academic knowledge. It is your demonstration of this ability that determines your suitability for the award.

A doctorate can lead to career advancement in public, private or voluntary organisations, academia or consultancies.

For more information view the Sheffield Business School website.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate degree and/or relevant postgraduate degree (with a dissertation mark of 60 per cent or higher). Some work experience related to the research question you wish to explore would be an advantage. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Your application should show that you have an appropriate combination of academic qualifications, professional experience and a well-considered research proposal – this should be of four to six pages in length and clearly set out the justification for undertaking the research. Download guidance on producing a good research proposal.

If your first language is not English you must produce evidence of competence in English such as an IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills. TOEFL test with an overall score of 100 internet based, with a minimum component score of 23 in listening, 23 in reading, 26 in writing and 22 in speaking.

We only accept direct applications, we do not accept applications submitted by agents.

2018 entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate degree and/or relevant postgraduate degree (with a dissertation mark of 60 per cent or higher). Some work experience related to the research question you wish to explore would be an advantage. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Your application should show that you have an appropriate combination of academic qualifications, professional experience and a well-considered research proposal – this should be of four to six pages in length and clearly set out the justification for undertaking the research. Download guidance on producing a good research proposal.

If your first language is not English you must produce evidence of competence in English such as an IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills. TOEFL test with an overall score of 100 internet based, with a minimum component score of 23 in listening, 23 in reading, 26 in writing and 22 in speaking.

We only accept direct applications, we do not accept applications submitted by agents.

International and European entry qualifications

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Course structure

Full-time – normally three years for PhD
Part-time – normally four to six years for PhD
Programmes of study begin in October and February.

The part-time route of this course is only available to home and EU students.

Typical modules may include

Study focus

Dependent upon area of study.

Assessment Written thesis and oral viva examination

Employability

Previous PhD students have gone on to work in a range of organisations including • University of Algarve • University of York • University of Otago • Universidade Federal de Alagoas • Morgan State University • University of Botswana • Ling Nan University • Five Lines Consulting • Integral Coaching and Mediation • 5 Deep Ltd • the World Bank • St John's Ambulance.

Fees

Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2016/17 academic year

Full-time – typically £4,121 a year, plus a final writing up fee of £500
Part-time – typically £2,060 a year, plus a final writing up fee of £250

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.

2017/18 academic year

Full-time – typically £4,195 a year, plus a final writing up fee of £500
Part-time – typically £2,098 a year, plus a final writing up fee of £250

International student

2017/18 academic year

Typically £12,400 a year

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs information

How to apply

Complete the application form available on our research pages.

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.

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