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Course summary

With an international reputation for business research excellence, Nottingham University Business School offers a superb opportunity to develop your research skills through PhD study. Our PhD programme combines academic theory with good practice. You will be assigned two supervisors appropriate to your field. Please make sure that we have a supervisor who shares an interest in your proposed area of research before applying. Research areas We offer PhD pathways in:

  • business and management
  • business and society
  • finance and risk
  • industrial economics
Our research areas include:
  • accounting
  • behavioural economics
  • business and management
  • corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • finance, banking and risk
  • healthcare management and leadership
  • human resource management/organisational behaviour
  • industrial economics
  • innovation and entrepreneurship
  • international business
  • marketing
  • operations management/information systems
  • strategy
A research degree provides you with a launch-pad to a successful career in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector or as an entrepreneur.


To help you in the transition to independent research, you will normally be expected to complete several assessed taught modules during your first and second year of study. These are designed to provide generic, as well as subject specific training for relevant pathways. You may also be required to take up to 20 credits of other modules within the school/faculty.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.


Entry requirements

Masters (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline, with a taught module average of 65% or above as well as a dissertation/thesis grade of 65% or above; plus 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline at undergraduate level. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see
Business PhD at University of Nottingham - UCAS