Doctoral Research Degrees

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As a research student at Birmingham Business School you'll be working with internationally recognised academics, become fully involved with research topics and contribute to debate across the whole school.

Research degree programmes

Business Management PhD with Integrated Study

  • Postgraduate
  • Combined research and taught, doctoral research, taught
  • Full time

A 4 year PhD programme which allows students to gain added value from taught subject-based modules as well as undertaking original research.  The taught modules allow students to broaden, as well as deepen, their subject knowledge at the same time as undertaking [more...]

Accounting and Finance PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time

With roots dating back to the appointment of the country's first Professor of Accounting, we have a longstanding history of researching and teaching in the area of accounting and finance.

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The Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is [more...]

Management PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time, part time

As a PhD student, you will begin working on your research project right at the start of the first year. With the support of your research supervisor, you will also go through a training analysis to identify any needs that you may have.

Birmingham [more...]

Marketing PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time

As a PhD student, you will begin working on your research project right at the start of the first year. With the support of team supervision, you will also go through a research training analysis to identify any needs that you may have. For part-time students modules are [more...]

Economics PhD

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time

We have about 50 registered research students and have full recognition by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the receipt of ESRC research studentships.

All first year students must take the module Research Methods in Economics, [more...]

Integrated Study (Social Sciences) PhD

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral research
  • Full time

This four-year PhD programme is designed for individuals wishing to develop advanced knowledge and skills in social science research design and methods through a mixture of coursework and independent research with supervisory support. The programme is particularly [more...]

Social Research (Business) MA

  • Postgraduate
  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

This programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research skills.

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Why undertake a Doctoral Research degree at Birmingham Business School?

  • Scholarships and bursaries
    The Business School and the University provide scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate research students.
  • Priority research areas
    Each department within the Business School has its own priority research areas and specific projects; view all department priority research areas.
  • Research with a global reach
    Find out all about the different areas of research undertaken by academics at Birmingham Business School and the global reach of our work.
  • Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)
    The University of Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and allocates ESRC studentships for PhD study; find out more.
  • Doctoral Training programme
    This programme aims to provide students with a sound background in social research design and the most up-to-date training in methods of data collection and analysis;  find out more.
  • Midlands Graduate School
    A collaborative venture providing dedicated facilities, resources and support to postgraduate students and early career researchers; find out more.
  • A research-led International Business School
    Our mission at Birmingham Business School is to be a research-led, multi-disciplinary, international business school.

Promoting research at Business School

Birmingham Business School academics promote their research in a number of ways including video interviews, downloadable podcasts and contributing to discussion papers. Find out more about research at Birmingham Business School.
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A Business School finalist from the 2013 'Birmingham Three Minute Thesis competition' delivers her presentation explaining her PhD research.