Newcastle University Business School

MPhil & PhD

MPhil and PhD

The School offers PhD and MPhil study through two pathways: Economics and Finance, and Management and Business Studies.

Details of our research programmes, including entry requirements, can be found on the Postgraduate website:

Each of the research programmes listed above share the same course codes:

  • MPhil - full time: 7240F, part time: 7240P
  • PhD - full time: 8240F, part time: 8240P

Take your next step with us

We are looking for highly capable and motivated individuals who wish to pursue research careers in academic or other research-oriented institutions. We are also looking for research projects that closely match the interests of our research-active staff members.

The School offers PhD and MPhil study within several of our main research areas

Doctoral training

The School is now part of the North East Doctoral Training Centre. This is funded and accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council and jointly run by the universities of Newcastle and Durham.

The North East Doctoral Training Centre is a collaborative centre for world-class postgraduate research and training in the social sciences. It offers students a wealth of opportunities to work with leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines. You'll benefit from high-quality training and state-of-the-art resources at both universities.

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Supervision and support

Each student is supervised by a team of two academic staff members. The supervisors are chosen based on their active research agenda and expertise in the chosen research topic and/or methodology.

There is regular interaction between you and your supervisors, enabling you to meet the milestones established for successful completion of your research programme.


Our research training and project supervision help students develop the necessary research skills to succeed in the programme and beyond. The programme provides useful advice on managing the PhD process and writing a PhD thesis. We'll also give you an introduction to the philosophy of research and to various research methodologies.

Research facilities

The School provides dedicated space for full-time PhD students, with individual work spaces and access to networked computers and printers. Many of the library services including databases and journals are accessible via the network.

Specific facilities available to PhD students include the financial and economic database Datastream and an in-house library of financial reports for UK companies.