What will I learn?

We offer MPhil courses in Business and Management, and Economics. We currently have around 40 students who study full-time, part-time or by blended. These students share and contribute to a vibrant research community that operates at the cutting edge of knowledge.

The regulations at Staffordshire University award a PhD to candidates who have ‘critically investigated an approved topic resulting in an independent and original contribution to knowledge and demonstrated an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field, (and) presented and defended a thesis by oral examination…to the satisfaction of examiners.’

There are several routes to gaining a PhD.

MPhil is the most common route for Economics and Business and Management students. The MPhil stage usually includes a critical review of existing academic literature on the subject and often a pilot research study. This can then be written up (30,000 words) and successful students are awarded an MPhil. Alternatively if you decide to progress to the PhD you can do so by a short report (5,000 words) which acts as a summary of the work done so far and a plan for the PhD itself.

Which department am I in?

Business and Management

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Students need to pay £12,250 for 2018/19 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019/20 entry.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September, November, December 2020

Venue

Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

College Road,

Stoke on Trent,

Stoke-on-Trent,

ST4 2DE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a Courses requiring a 2:1 degree: A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA 3.3 out of 4.0, Courses requiring a 2:2 degree: A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA 2.7 out of 4.0. IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component or an equivalent approved qualification.

For international students

It’s essential that you hold an appropriate English language qualification. The University asks for a minimum of IELTS 6.0. with 5.5 in all bands or an alternative recognised by UKVI.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Staffordshire University won a ‘Silver’ award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its excellent standards of teaching.

  • Home to award winning student experience
  • Invested over GBP 30m on campus facilities
  • 95.6% employed or in further study on graduation
  • Among top 50 universities in the UK