The Faculty of Business & Law has a vibrant research community. It is home to over 50 research students and extensive programmes of research methods teaching, research seminars and visiting speakers. Supervision for your degree is available in the Faculty’s specialisms of Information and Systems Management, International Business, Organisational Analysis, Applied Development Studies, Community Operations, Accountancy and Economics, Business Strategy and Marketing.
Part-time and full-time opportunities are available for senior practising managers, those aspiring to senior posts or preparing for careers in higher education, commercial, public or voluntary and community management.
The degrees of PhD/MPhil in Management and Business are premier research qualifications. They provide you with the opportunity to study, in depth, issues that your business needs to research and which will enhance your own professional development. The aim of a research degree is to enable you to study the latest theories and techniques and to investigate their applications to improvements in your field.
You select your own project and are then guided by specialists from the Faculty’s research centres and areas of expertise. The outcome of a research degree is a substantial project thesis from which you can extract shorter reports for your business or for publication. During the course of your degree studies, you meet regularly with your tutors and with other students in an atmosphere of high, intellectual debate and critical analysis. Research degrees cater for British, EU and international colleagues.
Areas of specialism
* General Management
* Accountancy & Finance
* Management of Information Systems
* International Business
* Organisational Analysis
* Administrative Management
* Systems Thinking
* Soft Systems Methodology
* Business Policy