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Business Research Degrees - PhD

Birmingham City University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Centre Campuses

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, FEB-23

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Birmingham City Business School have a long and successful history in the field of business research. The wide range of experiences, skills and specialisms within the faculty allow us to have one of the most diverse business research degree portfolios in the country.

There are three entry dates to the programme each academic year, in September, February and May.

What's covered in the course?

There are a number of key themes underpinning research in Birmingham City Business School:

Change management and organisational development/transformation
Leadership and multi-unit management
Complexity, behavioural & neuroscience approaches to leadership
Exploration of contemporary issues in international and comparative human resource management
Financial management
Marketing Strategy & E-Marketing
Strategic Change & Strategy Formulation
Strategic leadership and effective decision-making

The value of a PhD to employability

The Doctor of Philosophy or PhD is recognised worldwide and is often an essential requirement for those wishing to follow an academic or research or consultancy career in industry or commerce. Our Business Management PhD research degree has been designed to help you achieve a career in industry, research and/or academia.

After the PhD

Research students are the lifeblood of our research community and we support them in all the subject areas through our network of research centres. After completing their studies, many go on to become academics in universities, or researchers in industry, business and the public sector, ensuring that the country can sustain a vibrant knowledge-based economy.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

Live and study in an affordable multicultural city with a diverse multi-ethnic population.
One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
Many master's courses offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    103rd out of 124 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    116 54%

    71st

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51.0 51%

    88th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    77th

    12

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