The School of Business offers supervision for the degrees of: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - full-time, part-time and distance learning; Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - full-time.
The PhD is available to study both on campus and by distance learning. The MPhil is available to study on campus only.
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time/distance learning).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time/distance learning) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 80,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.