Business Studies (Research)Cardiff University
About this program
Business Studies (Research)
In line with our Public Value ethos, our PhD in Business Studies is 3-year full-time program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to research current and important problems and phenomena facing our economy and society.
We ensure that PhD students are fully integrated members of our research community. As a doctoral student, we will expect you to contribute fully to the advancement of knowledge within your chosen academic field.
As a PhD student, you will develop your knowledge and skills in research design, qualitative and quantitative research methods and research ethics. Subject experts will guide and supervise you during your PhD programme.
In addition to your thesis, an oral examination will form an integral part of the assessment of your doctoral research.
We exceptionally consider part-time applications. Please contact the PhD Office for further information.
Entry Requirements for the 3-year Full-time PhD Programme
- A specialist Master-level degree in Business, Management, Social Sciences or related subjects, from an internationally renowned University of comparable or higher standing than Cardiff Business School.
- A minimum of 60% grades for a UK master’s degree, or the equivalent grading for international degrees.
- Evidence of previous research training, including attending research-focussed taught modules and submitting a research-based Master dissertation.
- As part of your application process you will have to submit a research proposal demonstrating the intellectual ability to identify viable research questions and a potential to develop a valuable contribution to knowledge in your elected area.
Entry Requirements for the ‘1+3’ Structure (MSc + PhD)
- A Master degree from a UK or international university falling short of the minimum criteria for a direct entry to the Programme.
Marks between 50% and 60%, and/or
Insufficient evidence of robust research training, and/or
Degree from a University without a strong international status
An upper second-class honours degree (2:1 in UK or equivalent) in Business, Management, Social Sciences and related subjects, from an internationally renowned University.
As part of your application process you will have to submit a research proposal demonstrating the intellectual ability to identify viable research questions and a potential to develop a valuable contribution to knowledge in your elected area.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (writing scored 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.5). Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Our PhD Programme in Business Studies is primarily designed for students seeking jobs in academia, but it also provides know-how that is appreciated by multinational companies, government agencies, financial institutions, consulting firms and international agencies.
At Cardiff Business School, we are proud to see our PhD graduates occupying prestigious academic positions in top Business Schools across UK, Europe, US, China, India and Australia.
In addition, our PhD graduates are currently employed in a range of non-academic institutions, including private companies, consultancy firms, research centres, governments, banks and other financial institutions.
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