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PhD – Faculty of Management

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  • Delivery:
    Part-Time, Full time according to Funding Council definitions

The Faculty of Management has a vibrant and varied research community, comprising over 100 doctoral researchers and numerous professors who are leaders in their fields. We offer doctoral study across a wide variety of expertise in our Departments & Centres: Accounting, Finance & EconomicsPeople & OrganisationsMarketing, Strategy & InnovationSport & Event Management and Disaster Management.

The faculty offers a bespoke and contemporary and dedicated space for all our doctoral researchers to undertake their studies; our brand new and dedicated PGR space provides opportunity for our PGT community to socialise, study and engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. All our doctoral researchers are integrated into a range of activities and seminars run through our various research centres and clusters and the wider research community.

We are home to editorial teams who edit a number of leading scholarly journals (including the International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Review and Tourism Economics). The Doctoral College provide an excellent range of training and development opportunities for all our doctoral students.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, January 2021, September 2021


Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre, Lansdowne


4 years full-time; 7 years part-time

Entry requirements:

A Bachelor's Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject, and/or a relevant Master's degree

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our entry requirements

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Course details

Our doctoral students work closely with their supervisors and the wider research communities to which they belong. The Faculty of Management Doctoral School is a dynamic and exciting community, one that allows you to engage with research across a broad spectrum of disciplines and theoretical and methodological approaches. All of our research not only advances academic knowledge; our community is predicated upon knowledge production that can make societal and economic impacts. Our environment lends itself to collaboration and independent study; and our dedicated bespoke PGR space is home to students from around the world.

To be awarded a PhD, you will need to complete a complex and advanced project. You will be expected to critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic, which results in an original and independent contribution to knowledge, as well as to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field.

You will have to present and defend your thesis and/or practical element by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners.

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for a PhD with the Faculty of Management by clicking on the 'apply now' button and completing the application form. You will need to create an account and complete the application form in full.

You can save the form as you go, enabling you to return to it at as many times as you want before submitting. The form is split into tabbed sections. As you complete each of the tabbed sections they will turn green; only click submit once all of your tabs are highlighted green.