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PhD/ MPhil Marketing



What will I learn?

A PhD will take three years full-time or you can study an MPhil over one year.

You can study for your choice of degrees within any of our research areas:

  • Consumption, markets & society
  • Business innovation & networks
  • Services marketing
  • Strategic marketing & analytics

These research areas cover all fields of marketing including consumer behaviour, strategic marketing, international marketing, services marketing, sales marketing, e-marketing.

As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology for Business and Management.

This certificate is designed to support you by developing your skills as a researcher. Your researcher training will provide you with the intellectual foundations that you will need for your journey into either the higher-level learning needed for advanced postgraduate research degrees or to work in a range of research focussed roles within organisational settings.

Course highlights:

  • course can be studied as a blended or fully online programme depending on your circumstances
  • course is ideally suited to part-time students juggling studies with other work
  • strong practical focus including training in software and advanced quantitative and qualitative methods
  • rich and diverse learning environment where you will study with students from around the world and studying a range of postgraduate research degrees
  • opportunity to learn from academics who are leaders in their field and working at the cutting edge of business research

Most students complete the PgCert in their first year but you can take courses throughout your degree.


The University Careers Service can help you with everything from writing your CV to interview preparation.

Which department am I in?

Strathclyde Business School

Study options

Full Time (Variable - to suit the learner)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 20,176) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected October 2023


University of Strathclyde

McCance Building,

16 Richmond Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G1 1XQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

For entry onto our postgraduate research programmes, we normally look for a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant business or social science related subject. For PhD applications, we also normally expect a Masters degree, or overseas equivalent, although there are often exceptions. We accept a number of English language tests. IELTS (Academic) is mostly widely available. Our current standard requirements are 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5).

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


About University of Strathclyde

With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde University is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

  • The university Careers Service was voted UK Top 4 by students
  • To ensure a safe environment, there are over 90 security staff
  • 94% of graduates are in work or further study
  • More than 200 clubs and societies, and 50 fitness clubs

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