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Plymouth Business School offers a unique blend of academic rigour, a supportive research community, and practical industry insights.
Our Postgraduate Research and PhD Opportunities provide an inspiring environment to propel your academic and professional journey, aligning with our strategic vision for real-world impact and societal enrichment.
Why choose Plymouth Business School?
Students at Plymouth Business School benefit from a supportive research environment, with access to extensive resources and training. You're encouraged to engage actively in our academic community, attending workshops, seminars, and conferences. The PhD journey at Plymouth is a blend of independent research and collaborative learning, fostering both academic and personal development.
Our diverse range of PhD programmes, from Business with Management to Tourism and Hospitality, provides you an opportunity to delve into research that makes a difference, fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Supervisory support: Our supervisory team at Plymouth Business School provides comprehensive support and guidance, helping you plan and progress through your research project successfully. We offer regular feedback, advise on professional and personal skill development, and assist with publishing and presenting your work.

Training and development: Benefit from a wide range of workshops and development opportunities aimed at helping you complete your doctorate on time, feel part of our researcher community, and consider your postdoctoral options. Enhance your abilities in areas both discipline-specific and transferable.

International students

We warmly welcome international students, offering dedicated support from visa processing to cultural integration. Proficiency in English (typically IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) and meeting academic qualifications are key. 
Our international office provides comprehensive assistance to ensure a smooth transition to life at Plymouth.
Qian Chen at graduation

Research studentships and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)

Explore studentship and training opportunities available through the University and our wider DTP membership

Postgraduate research degree admissions team:
Telephone: +44 1752 587640