Norwich Business School Postgraduate Research - PhDs and Studentships

Full Time/ Part Time
PhD by Research, MPhil (Res)

Norwich Business School (NBS) is home to a vibrant and engaged research community. Internationally renowned research is the lifeblood of NBS. This enriches and nourishes the educational experience; it is key to attracting highly qualified staff and students and it secures the development of collaborations and funding. Research excellence enables us to have significant influence on national policy and business decision-making in our areas of expertise.


Our academic researchers and post graduate research students' work is structured around the Faculty wide Research Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) and seven broad subject area groups as below: 

  • Finance Group (FIN) 

  • Accounting Group (ACC) 

  • Employment Systems and Institutions (ESI) 

  • Responsible Business Regulation Group (RBR) 

  • Marketing (MKT) 

  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship (S&E) 

  • Innovation, Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) 

Responsible Business is a defining aspect of the School's strategy, and a common thread throughout our research activities. This involves a long term, sustainable approach to business practices that make a positive contribution to the 'triple bottom line'; economic, social and environmental performance. The School's flat, non-departmental structure and underlying research themes are strategically designed to foster an open and dynamic culture of interdisciplinary academic excellence. 

Sponsorship information 

Funding is available both from the University and from a number of external schemes. 

Take a look at our current PhD and studentship opportunities

Course Modules 2019/0

As a postgraduate research student, your research degree will not contain modules.


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

To be accepted onto a doctoral degree, the standard minimum academic entry requirement is either at least a 2:1 from a UK undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree, or equivalent. Some research programmes might have higher requirements and the possibility of more specific requirements. Please take a look at our current PhD opportunities or our Faculty Graduate School and School pages to find out more.

How to Apply

Please take a look at our information on how to apply.

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