Research is at the heart of our activities and we are home to a number of topic focused and highly respected research units and groups.
We ensure that PhD students are fully integrated members of our research community. As a doctoral student, we will expect you to contribute fully to the advancement of knowledge, not just in Cardiff but more widely, contributing to the international environment of your chosen academic field.
Our key to providing you with a profound learning experience is our Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised research methods training provision.
Our Management and Business Studies PhD involves one year of research training followed by three years’ work on your PhD topic. The training in the first year comprises of participation in general and subject-specific modules which leads to a Master’s qualification in Social Science Research Methods.
Our faculty expertise encompasses a significant range of topics and themes and we offer supervision and/or research projects in the following broad areas:
- Accounting and Finance
- Management, Employment and Organisation
- Logistics and Operations Management
- Marketing and Strategy.
|Mode of study||Full-time, part-time|
|Full-time duration||PhD 4 years|
|Part-time duration||PhD 7 years (only available to UK/EU students)|
The route involves one year of research training followed by three years' work on your PhD topic. The training in the first year comprises of participation in general and subject-specific modules which leads to a Master's qualification in Social Science Research Methods.
Research training is increasingly being seen nationally and internationally as an important requirement for the successful completion of a doctoral thesis and Cardiff Business School places great store on this aspect of its Postgraduate Research Studies Programme.
Successful completion of the research training part of the programme, with an average mark of at least 60%, is compulsory in order for students to proceed to the research topic stage.
A list of academic staff that can provide supervision can be found on the Cardiff Business School website.
Students will be assessed on a Dissertation of 20,000 words for the MSc in Social Science Research Methods component of the programme.
Students will be assessed on a Thesis of 80,000 words and a Viva Voce Examination for the PhD component of the programme.
Our faculty expertise encompasses a significant range of topics and themes.
The PhD programme will prepare you either for a career as a leading academic scholar or to excel in business practitioning or senior public policy decision making.
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Each year a range of funded PhD studentships are available via the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (UK/EU students only), and Cardiff Business School.
|PhD studentship at Cardiff Business School||30 April 2019|
UK and EU students
Students from outside the EU
Applicants are required to include a research proposal of 3 to 4 pages.
Decisions will be made on a continuous basis throughout the year.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2017.
Suitable for graduates in business and management and associated subject areas. Graduates in mathematics and statistics are welcome to consider the Accounting and Finance research area, while graduates from politics, sociology and psychology are welcome to consider the Management, Employment and Organisation research area.
Applicants should have at least an upper second-class honours degree and preferably a specialist master's degree and an interest in pursuing in-depth research in an appropriate area.
English language requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (writing scored 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.5) Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.
Please read our English language requirements for more details.
PhD Programme Office, Cardiff Business School
- Telephone:+44 029 2087 6786