Business Management MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Chelmsford, Cambridge

January 2018, April 2018, September 2017

MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.

PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

Overview

Explore the key issues occupying managers and leaders today – in a business school that brings together expert researchers, high profile organisations and professional people from around the world.

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Full description

Supervision and support

Here at the business school we take teaching seriously as this will no doubt be an significant part of your continued success in academia. It is important that all our PhD students feel confident and prepared when standing in front of our students and so to support you we provide ongoing training and development, covering the following areas:

  • Introducing good teaching practice with informed formative feedback
  • Provision of a support network both peer to peer and from an experienced mentor
  • Opportunity to take up teaching at your own pace
  • You can work towards professional teaching accreditation with the Higher Education Academy
  • Regular informal observations and feedback
  • Familiarisation with innovative teaching methods and digital learning technology
  • How to write effective lesson plans that support the students learning and engagement
  • You will be provided with an experienced mentor and be given the opportunity to co-teach with an experienced member of teaching staff prior to going it alone

You'll normally have two formal supervisors, with access to a wider range of experts as and when required.

Where you'll research

Your faculty

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations. 

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)

£4,195

International students, 2017/18 (per year)

£11,900

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

£2,098

International students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

£6,500

PhD by Published Work, 2017/18 (Initial registration)

£1,100

PhD by Published Work, 2017/18 (Full registration)

£3,500

Writing up, 2017/18 (full-time)

£1,350

Writing up, 2017/18 (part-time)

£850

UK, EU & International 2017/18 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000

£1,000

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Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

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Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

Careers

This is an excellent way to progress your business or management career, as you can opt to study part-time and focus your thesis on an issue close to you, your employer or industry.

We’re an equally compelling option if you want to pursue an academic career, thanks to our international reputation and the comprehensive research training and development we provide. This includes modules in academic writing and publishing, compiling research bids, conference presentation, research methods and management, networking and team working.

Contact details

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If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please contact laibs-phdapplications@anglia.ac.uk

Entry requirements

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MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

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