Loughborough University: Business and Economics (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil)

InstitutionLoughborough University View institution profile
Department School of Business and Economics View department profile
Web http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/
Email sbe.pgr@lboro.ac.uk
Telephone 01509 228276
Study type Research


We are passionate about the research we do here at Loughborough and have built at dynamic research community that inspires talented researchers from around the world to explore research questions that matter – both at the forefront of academic debate and in addressing the challenges faced by policy makers and the world of business.

Our doctoral researchers study towards a PhD or MPhil in Business and Management, Economics, or Information Science. Each doctoral researcher, working under the supervision of two or more supervisors, will join one of the School’s Discipline Groups and quite often become a member of a Research Centre or Research Interest Group.

As a doctoral student, you will join whichever discipline group suits your research interests best. Whether you are a prospective doctoral student interested in microeconomics or consumer behaviour, or an industry leader seeking to fund vital research about international marketing strategies, the School of Business and Economics is well-placed to provide the right opportunities for you, in order to realise your ambitions.

Beginning a research degree is perhaps the most exciting and demanding phase in any academic career. As the pinnacle of academic qualifications it marks the transition from being largely taught by others to becoming an independent academic, conducting your own research and developing your own ideas. Our goal is to guide you through that process of becoming a fully-fledged academic or researcher.

Sponsorship info

The School of Business and Economics advertises a number of fully funded PhD studentships throughout the year through the website. These studentships are each linked to a specific title and subject matter and come with their own deadline.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

A Masters qualification in a relevant subject with an average programme mark of 65% or above (or overseas equivalent) and a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1). In exceptional cases, substantial professional work experience/qualifications may also be taken into consideration.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

IELTS: overall 7.0 with minimum 7.0 in each component

TOEFL with an overall score of 100 with minimum subtest scores of Reading and Listening 26, Speaking 25, Writing 28


Research project.

Location Main Site
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU

Loughborough University 

School of Business and Economics


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At Loughborough, we are committed to developing well-rounded, highly sought-after business and economics graduates equipped to succeed in today’s global economy.

Whether you are considering MSc, MBA or PhD study, here are a few key reasons to consider developing your career potential with us:

  • Top-10 UK business school: consistently ranked Top-10 in the UK’s national league tables  for Business, Finance and Accounting, Economics, and Information Management (6th, 5th, 8th and 1st respectively in The Times and Sunday Times, 2018)
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