Postgraduate

Marketing MPhil, PhD

Marketing MPhil, PhD

MPhil - full time: minimum 12 months, part time: minimum 24 months
PhD - full time: minimum 36 months, part time: minimum 72 months

Profile

Our Marketing MPhil and PhD programmes involve the production of new knowledge through original research and advanced scholarship, exploring a field of marketing in detail. PhD research should produce a thesis which includes material worthy of academic publication.

Research strengths at Newcastle University Business School are focused in a number of groups or themes. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students.

Research in the marketing group focuses on a wide range of aspects of consumer behaviour.  Ongoing projects and interests cover the UK, European and international contexts.

Specific areas of research expertise include:

  • consumer behaviour
  • service marketing
  • retail marketing
  • sustainability marketing
  • international marketing
  • marketing communications
  • marketing in the creative industries
  • internet and direct marketing
  • marketing strategy

There are opportunities for you to study in any of these disciplines. You will undertake supervised independent study and be assessed through a single written document supported with a viva voce examination. This involves detailed understanding of:

  • the methods, techniques and approaches needed to produce such knowledge
  • the wider context of the subject of study

Research supervisors

Profiles of the marketing staff who are potential supervisors:

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Training & Skills

You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.

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Doctoral training centres and partnerships

Being part of a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) or Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) means that you can benefit from the research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics. You'll also be studying alongside a cohort of other PhD students.

These centres are often interdisciplinary, combining expertise and training from multiple subject areas. You may also be able to collaborate with an industrial or commercial organisation.

Your PhD will be funded. Normally the fees are covered and you'll receive a tax-free stipend or living expenses. Additional funding is sometimes available to cover things such as conference attendance and research materials.

The centres/ partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area.

Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

The fees displayed here are per year.

MPhil, PhD

UK

Full time: £4,327
Part time: £2,164

EU

Full time: £4,327
Part time: £2,164

International

Full time: £16,500

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.

You need to submit a research proposal with your online application. Read our guidelines for producing a research proposal (PDF: 41.5KB) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Graduate School.

Start dates

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.

Deposit

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.

Contact

Carolyn Watkin
Postgraduate Programme Secretary
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1584
Email: nubs@ncl.ac.uk

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