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PhD in Business
Our research places great value on the fostering of a supportive and collaborative environment. This is achieved through a combination of high quality working space for postgraduate research students and regular research seminars which are attended by both staff and students.
How to apply for a PhD
There are two ways to apply for PhD study at Salford Business School:
- Write a proposal and submit it with your application; this is the traditional way of applying for a PhD - we can advise you on writing the proposal;
- Choose from a topic suggested by our research-active academics; the topic can be fine-tuned in discussion with the academic (who will normally then act as your supervisor). If you are interested in finding out more about these topics, please get in touch with us. Find out more about how to apply for a PhD at Salford Business School.
Research Skills Training
The University offers a research training programme to equip researchers with the skills they need for success. The programme includes workshops and seminars on topics such as dissertation skills, career planning, intellectual property rights and surviving the viva. Postgraduate training sessions covering a wide range of important topics such as the PhD process and procedure, paradigms, ethical considerations in research, research design and research methodology are also available.
Facilities and Supervision
Excellent facilities are made available to postgraduate research students within the Maxwell Building. All students have a dedicated desk space and appropriate computing facilities. All postgraduate students have a supervisor and a co-supervisor to provide academic support and to guide them towards the completion of their research project. They are also allocated a personal tutor, with whom they can discuss personal issues.
Postgraduate Research Handbook
Full details about postgraduate research at Salford Business School can be found in the Postgraduate Research Handbook that can be downloaded here. This handbook describes postgraduate research processes and procedures, how to apply, the roles of the student and the supervisor, ethical approval for research, and advice and support for research students.
Get in Touch
Director of Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Research Admissions Co-ordinator
Professor Ralph Darlington