The admission requirement for PhD Management is normally a Masters degree from an accredited institution in the UK or overseas, and evidence of above average academic achievement (i.e. over 65% overall) and the ability to undertake independent research (i.e. MSc dissertation with a distinction level mark).

In exceptional cases, we may consider applicants with a highly original/outstanding research proposal who hold a Bachelor degree only with an overall 1st/2:1 classification however, support from a prospective supervisor within the Business School is required prior to an application being submitted. For more information on our School and staff research interests please see our Subject groups

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to satisfy one of the following requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT): An overall score of 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An overall score of 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section)
  • Pearson Test of English: An overall score of 67 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections - "Enabling Skills" section scores are not considered)
  • CPE Grade B
  • CAE Grade A