Our business, management and marketing academics are based within University of Dundee School of Business (UDSB), part of the wider School of Social Sciences.

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

  • Business Ethics and Governance
  • Consumption Space
  • Critical Management Studies and Accountability
  • Diversity and Identity
  • Health Care Management
  • Health and Social Care Integration
  • Leadership Identity
  • Management Education
  • Management Studies (PhD)
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Human Rights
  • Marketing and Consumer Research
  • Non-Graduating Research in Management Studies (6 months or more)
  • Non-Graduating Research in Management Studies (less than 6 months)
  • Organizational Space and Place
  • Qualitative and Visual research methods

Our reputation for research has its roots in the pioneering work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Robin 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.

In 2016, we revitalised our mission for research and knowledge exchange in Business. This mission aligns closely with the interdisciplinary and transformative University of Dundee research agenda.

To read more, please visit our School of Business research pages.

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 Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent, if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.

English language Pre-Sessional Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study, the 24 week and 10 week programmes provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS respectively. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.

PhD fees

Applying for a research degree

Use UCAS Postgraduate to apply for a research degree. Please read the guidance on filling in your UCAS Postgraduate application before proceeding with your application.

Apply here:

PhD opportunities

View PhD opportunities on the School of Social Sciences website

Learn about our Doctoral training programmes

View University of Dundee PhD projects, programs & scholarships on FindaPhD.com


Dr Theresa Dunne
Director of Doctoral Studies, School of Social Sciences
 +44 (0)1382 385174