Integrated Study (Business and Management) PhD
Postgraduate, Combined research and taught, Doctoral research, Taught
How long it takes:
One academic year
Distance learning/ Campus
Find out more about
Newcastle Law School
Four core modules (these may be substituted for discipline specific modules depending on the pathway being followed):
- Introduction to Social Science Research (20 credits)
- Research Design (20 credits)
- Social Research Methods I (20 credits)
- Social Research Methods II (20 credits)
Four elective modules (10 credits each) from the short course programme below, which are run as 2-day intensive workshops or from the full list of Business Masters Modules, which can be obtained from the Business School Research Office (see contact details)
- From Multiple Linear to Logistic Regression
- Narrative Research
- Analyzing Hierarchical and Panel Data
- Visual Research Methods
- Ethnography and Language in the Social Sciences
- Documentary Research in Education, History and the Social Science
- Researching Disability
- Approaches to Research on Discourse
- Policy Evaluation
- Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis (using NVivo)
- Secondary Data Analysis in Social Research
- Q Methodology – A Systematic Approach for Interpretive Research Design
- Activity Theory and its Research Applications
- Role of Thinking (subject to approval)
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
If I gain an Integrated Study PhD in Social Sciences, what are my career prospects?
The training available on this Integrated Study PhD programme enables graduates to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research in the Social Sciences. Such skills are highly applicable to a variety of careers in academia, business, government and non-profit organisations.
What type of career assistance is available to doctoral researchers in the College of Social Sciences?
The College of Social Sciences at Newcastle has specially designated careers advisors and careers consultants who can provide guidance for doctoral researchers on career paths, CVs, training opportunities, application and interviews. The University’s central Careers’ Service also runs workshops and offers personally tailored advice and guidance including 1-1 careers advice, 1-1 CV advice. The Career’s Service also runs CV writing workshops especially for postgraduates in the College of Social Sciences, giving advice on how to compile CVs for both employment and for academic roles.
The University also has dedicated careers advisors for International students who run workshops and networking opportunities with potential employers. These are especially popular with International postgraduate researchers.
The training enables graduates to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research, in ways that are applicable to a variety of careers in academia, business, government and non-profit organizations.