Doctoral Research Degrees

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.

Priority Areas

Each department within the Business School has its own Priority Research Areas and Specific Projects. Potential applicants are also urged to study the up-to-date profiles of individual staff members' research, via their personal pages.

Research degrees offered:

Accounting PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

The PhD programme in Accounting will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis. The programme comprises a short taught component followed by a longer research phase. Taught modules allow the students [more...]

Business Management PhD with Integrated Study

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 their own [more...]

Economics PhD

The Department of Economics in the University of Birmingham enjoys an international reputation for the conduct of research of the highest quality. The PhD programme in Economics is designed to train doctoral researchers to conduct research of high academic merit and to make [more...]

Finance PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

The PhD programme in Finance will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis.

The programme comprises a short taught component followed by a longer research phase. Taught modules allow the students to [more...]

Integrated Study (Social Sciences) PhD

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 suited to [more...]

Marketing PhD/MPhil/MSc (Research)

The PhD programme in Marketing will facilitate the creation and interpretation of new knowledge by the research student, demonstrated through the thesis.

The programme comprises a short taught component followed by a longer research phase. Taught modules allow the students to [more...]

Social Research (Business) MA

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.