PhD Business and Management / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

Academic entry qualification overview

Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree with Honours (to UK standard) of First or Upper Second (2:1) Class , and a Masters degree (to UK standard) with results of Merit at 65% or above (or overseas equivalent). 

Please note: Due to variations in the grading structures of international institutions, higher results may be required than stated here. 

Professional qualifications other than a Bachelors Degree and/or relevant and appropriate experience may be taken into account for entry to a PhD programme.

English language

Candidates will be exempt from providing an English language test score if they are:

  • Native English speaker from one of the following countries; OR
  • In the process of completing a degree, or have graduated within the last 5 years, from one of the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you must demonstrate your English proficiency by taking one of the following tests and achieving the minimum stated score:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL: 100 internet-based or 623 paper-based (with a minimum of 22 in each component - internet based).
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 76 (with a minimum of 70 in each component)

If you are uncertain if these exemptions apply to you, please contact the Doctoral Programmes Office .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.