About this course
As a PhD student, you will begin working on your research project right at the start of the first year. With the support of your research supervisor, you will also go through a training analysis to identify any needs that you may have. Birmingham Business School is renowned for its research. With over 130 lecturing and research staff, many internationally recognised authorities in their fields, our research contributes to academic debates worldwide. We undertake projects funded by the Research Councils, major trusts, professional institutions, government departments and the EU.
- A Masters degree in a relevant subject from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university overseas. In some situations we will accept a good Honours degree (first- or upper second-class) or equivalent. This will depend on the quality and/or originality of your research proposal.
- An outline proposal for the research you wish to undertake. The outline proposal should be about three sides of A4 in length, preferably typed, describing the nature of the proposed study. The School attaches great importance to the quality of this outline research proposal, and in some cases you may be asked to rewrite the outline proposal so as to be eligible for the programme.