PhD Business and Management / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2024
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How to apply
Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.
The current deadline for consideration in internal funding competitions is 15 March 2024.
If you are applying for or have secured external funding (for example, from an employer or government) or are self-funding, you must submit your application before the below deadline to be considered. You will not be able to apply after this date has passed.
- For September 2024 entry: 30 June 2024
Advice to applicants
- Develop your own research proposal and project title.
- Find a supervisor by browsing our academics' profiles, and reach out directly to discuss if they are interested in supporting your research.
- Consider how you plan on funding your research and discuss this with your supervisor.
- A 3,000 word PhD research proposal.
- Copies of the academic transcript and certificate from both your Bachelor's and Master's degrees. If your Master's degree is pending, please provide an interim transcript.
- An up to date academic CV, detailing your education and qualifications; employment history; publications; and any other relevant information.
- You must nominate two academic referees (including one from your most recent institution). Your referees will be contacted directly via the Referee Portal following submission of your application form. You may wish to contact your referees to request they submit your reference in a reasonable timeframe as this forms part of the review process.
- International applicants must additionally provide English Language evidence (e.g IELTS).
As part of the offer making process, applicants will be required to undertake an interview assessment. This may be in the form of an in-person interview or video call.
The interview is designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of the broad topic area, the viability of your proposed research and its intellectual contribution, alongside the fit of your project with the supervisory team. You also may be asked to identify and address any potential ethical considerations in relation to your proposed research, and discuss how best to progress your ideas in line with University of Manchester ethics guidance.
The interview panel will consist at minimum of your proposed primary supervisor and an independent interviewer.
In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen programme.