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Groundbreaking research

Our research groups are staffed by teams whose work has real influence in business, government, and the public sector. Our latest research includes innovative work in carbon management, finance, credit scoring, and public management.

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International researchers

More than 120 student researchers from around the world are currently enrolled in our postgraduate research degree programmes, all of which are approved by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Conference opportunities

Through our key subject groups, we organise major conferences and annual presentations, giving students the opportunity to share and discuss their research with colleagues and to hone their public-speaking skills.

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Dedicated facilities

Our facilities for doctoral students are second to none, with modern, dedicated office spaces close to staff and faculty, dedicated PhD syndicate rooms for meetings, and access to staff areas including conference rooms and staff rooms.

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  1. Groundbreaking research
  2. International researchers
  3. Conference opportunities
  4. Dedicated facilities
PhD Portfolio

PhD candidates pursue original research with the goal of making a significant contribution to knowledge in, and understanding of, their chosen field.

Key features

The Business School fosters a supportive research environment and offers key features to ensure you successfully complete your research programme, including:

  • dedicated, modern and specialist facilities;
  • a wide range of subject groups; and
  • a diverse and experienced faculty.

Postgraduate research students have the opportunity to:

  • design and develop their own research strategies;
  • pursue original lines of thought; and
  • present novel research findings.

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Research areas

Find a potential supervisor by browsing subject group members, find out more about subject groups, or search our research opportunities board.

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MSc by Research

The MSc by Research (Management) develops your ability to pursue original research in a critical and scholarly way and is often the first step to achieving a PhD.

MSc by Research (Management)

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