Business, management, and marketing research degrees

An overview of our postgraduate research in business, management, and marketing and entry requirements for PhDs and other research degrees.

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Our business, management and marketing are based within the School of Business.

We are a critically oriented group of researchers who apply a range of qualitative methodologies and methods to the following areas:

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Consumption Space
  • Corporate Reputation and Corporate Communications
  • Critical Management Studies and Accountability
  • Diversity and Identity
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Foreign Investment
  • Health Care Management
  • Health and Social Care Integration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership Identity
  • Management Education
  • Management Studies
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Human Rights
  • Marketing and Consumer Research
  • Organizational Space and Place
  • Political Marketing & Social Media Branding
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Change

Our reputation for research has its roots in the pioneering work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase whose work had an enormous impact not only on theory but also policy and practice. This emphasis on useful knowledge is a defining feature of the work we do.

PhD opportunities in the School of Business

Propose your own PhD topic

If you want to propose your PhD topic, you can use the contact details below to contact a staff member to discuss your proposal.

How to write your best postgraduate research proposal

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or normally, a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
6.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

We also accept other English language qualifications

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

Business, management, and marketing PhD tuition fees

Academic year of entry Scottish/Rest of UK fee status International fee status
2024/25 £4,786
per year of study
per year of study

Tuition fee per year of study (subject to a 3% annual increase for Scottish/Rest of UK students and a 5% annual increase for International students).

Part time study, where available, is charged on a pro-rata basis.

Scottish/Rest of UK fee status annual increase

Each year, UKRI sets a recommended fee and stipend level for Scottish/Rest of UK students, which we use as the basis for fees charged to this group.

UKRI usually increases its fee and stipend levels in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator. 

Therefore, the Scottish/Rest of UK fees detailed in this table for 2025/26 (and beyond) can only be estimated according to the typical increase. 

The fee charged to you may differ, though only slightly, from the figure given.

Apply for a research degree

You can apply for a PhD or other postgraduate research degree using our Direct Application System.

We have three start dates per academic year.

PhD Management

PhD Management & Marketing

MAcc by Research Accountancy & Business Finance

Business (non-graduating) (research)

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.