Our Business and Management PhD programme in London aims to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. The programme at our industry immersive London campus is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment.
We organise our research into 15 research centres and groups. Each centre involves externally funded research and international collaborations. Our doctoral students are also actively involved in these groups. Below is a brief outline of some of the disciplines:
Human resource management, work and employment
Members of the group have a wide range of research interests in the field of human resource management (HRM), organisational studies and management history. Currently, there are particular interests in the field of international political economy as well as in new patterns of work and organisation, public sector management, gender and industrial relations. Staff members engage in individual research and collaborate with others at universities across the UK and abroad.
Specific areas of research expertise include:
- business elites and corporate governance in France and the UK
- entrepreneurial philanthropy
- the International Labor Organisation (ILO) and the ‘decent work’ agenda
- the harmonisation of international aid
- critical perspectives on international business, post socialist transition, migration and trans-nationalism
- public service mergers and multi-agency working in the public sector
- new working patterns in mental health services
- gender and work
- the application of Foucauldian and governmentality perspectives to HRM and management – especially to developments in public services in the UK
- graduate careers
- industrial relations and trade union renewal
- human resource management and performance
- employee voice and representation
- the micro political economy of work, particularly inter-organisational structures and social networks
- aging societies, older workers and the world of work
- embodied and aesthetic labour
Marketing, operations and systems
Our research group activities broadly cover the areas of innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship, and policy. We have particular interests in the development and pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities within and outside existing organisations and on the way in which emerging technology trends are interacting with new businesses, management and policy models.
Specific areas of research expertise include:
- corporate entrepreneurship
- E-Business, E-Government and E-Learning
- entrepreneurial opportunities and new venture emergence
- information systems and social informatics
- innovation management and policy
- knowledge management and organisational learning
- technology and organisation
Specific areas of research expertise in this group include:
- lean operations (both manufacturing and service sectors, particularly health)
- manufacturing planning, scheduling including optimisation in stochastic environments
- layout optimisation
- group technology (applied to design and manufacturing processes)
- computer aided production management systems
- modelling, analysis and optimisation of manufacturing systems
- manufacturing and business strategy
Strategy, organisations and society
This group uses social theory to explore strategic and organisational issues. Grounded in the critical/interpretative tradition, the group has a specific expertise in issues of power, discourse and change.
Specific areas of research expertise include:
- strategy and politics
- business elites
- corporate philanthropy
- discourse analysis and the global financial crisis
- changes in the media
- organisational change
- strategy and discourse analysis
You will be supervised by a member of the Newcastle University London team. In most cases you will also receive co-supervision from a member of the Newcastle University Business School team. This is to ensure that you gain the benefit of our staff expertise from both campuses.
Newcastle University London’s Business Programmes are linked to the Newcastle University Business School and are accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.
Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
Newcastle University London is an industry immersive campus at the heart of the City of London. It brings the research active environment of a Russell Group University and creates a community of scholars that believe and practice the civic values of Newcastle University. Newcastle University London is well placed in the capital to facilitate collaborative links between business and industry across the City, and the policy makers within Westminster.
Our facilities provide:
- a Research Hub with hot-desks, secure storage areas, a quiet space for study, and an on-site Research Co-ordinator
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including breakout spaces at the campus
- lecture theatres and seminar rooms, all providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a Learning Resource Centre with physical and digital resources, and links to those at Newcastle University
- a contemporary café
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Training & Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career.
You will take part in our research training programme across our:
- London City Campus
- Newcastle University Doctoral Training Suite in Newcastle
- partner Universities in London
Our purpose built doctoral Training Suite in Newcastle has excellent facilities, including computer access to specialist software required for doctoral research in the social sciences and humanities.
The programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training. It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.
Although your focus will be on your specialist study, our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. We have nurtured a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and supportive environment where staff and students from across the world can come together and share their research experiences.
You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, which accredits the core foundation modules on the training programme.
Postgraduate Research Student Support
Our award winning Research Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £4,540
Part time: £2,270
Full time: £12,680
Tuition fees for 2018-19 have not yet been confirmed.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2017 and 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
Newcastle University London has a range of academic scholarships for talented students.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We also usually expect a master’s degree, or international equivalent, at merit or above. In addition to academic qualifications, we also value relevant work experience.
If you do not have a master’s degree, you should complete the MA in Management and Business Studies (Research) before continuing onto the PhD track. If you have a master’s degree that is not recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as Research Master, you will be expected to complete a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Research Training in your first year of the programme.
To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills)
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
Pre-sessional English Language Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Language Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry:Not accepted
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO London Centre.
How to Apply
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.