By successfully completing our PhD, you will be able to:
- Pursue original research, making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, your field of study
- Relate particular research projects to the general body of knowledge within your field
- Present the results of your research in a critical and scholarly way
- Produce material worthy of publication
Training and development
Our PhD students work closely with their supervisory team, and are offered top-level training opportunities throughout their studies.
Research towards a doctorate is underpinned and supported by our doctoral training programme. A large number of seminars and workshops delivered by eminent experts from around the world will be available throughout the year, providing ample opportunity for advanced learning and networking.
During your first year of studies, you will undertake one compulsory 20 credit taught course to develop your research skills. Optional taught courses may also be taken with the approval of your supervisory team.
You will be guided by your supervisors and the Research Support Office on which courses are most appropriate, and how to join.
|Course Code||Course Name||Semester||Credits|
|CMSE11494||Introduction to Research in Business||1||20|
|Recommended optional courses|
|CMSE11442||Supervised Reading: Refining the Proposal||1 or 2||20|
|CMSE11388||Foundation of Economics||1||20|
|CMSE11389||Applications of Economics||2||20|
|CMSE11509||Empirical Asset Pricing||1 or 2||20|
|BUST11231||Supervised Reading: Literature Review||1 or 2||20|
|CMSE11443||Supervised Reading: Methods 1||1 or 2||20|
|CMSE11444||Supervised Reading: Methods 2||1 or 2||20|
|CMSE11523||Strategy Processes, Practices, and Power||2||20|
|PGSP11110||Analysing Qualitative Data||2||20|
|SCIL11009||Core Quantitative Data Analysis 1 and 2||1||20|
|PGSP11017||Explanation and Understanding in Social and Political Research||2||20|
|PGSP11321||Intermediate Inferential Statistics: Testing and Modelling||2||20|
|PGSP11188||Qualitative Methods and Ethnographic Fieldwork||2||20|
|PGSP11016||Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection||1||20|
|CMSE11524||Quantitative Methods for Business Scholars||2||20|
Full programme details can be found on the University degree programme tables website.